may, 2021

26may7:00 pm8:00 pmMakers (in Their Studios): Ebenezer Akakpo7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Mechanics' Hall

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Ebenezer Akakpo

Join us for a virtual visit to Ebenezer Akakpo’s studio.

Ebenezer Akakpo’s portfolio spans various mediums and processes; when combined with the visual language symbols or Adinkra symbols from his native Ghana, he presents a unique collection of ideas and creations.

His jewelry-making passion led him to Le Arti Orafe in Florence, Italy, where he studied stone-setting and jewelry design. While in Italy, Ebenezer discovered the world of computer-aided design and manufacturing and became fascinated by its incredible potential to change jewelry-making in the future. He moved to the US and studied metalsmithing and jewelry at the Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine, and industrial design at Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, NY.

In 2017 he founded the Akakpo Design Group LLC in Maine, focusing on designing jewelry, apparel, and home accessories. He also founded Maine Culture Apparel. He serves as Creative Director at both businesses. You can find him on Instagram, Facebook, and his website.

Reservations are required for this event; register through Eventbrite to reserve your spot. This event is free for Mechanics’ Hall members and $8 for nonmembers.

Membership with Mechanics’ Hall is free for students and starts at just $50 a year for individual memberships, which includes use of the library, free and discounted access to programs, and much more. Consider becoming a member today and help support programs like this.

Time

(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Mechanics' Hall

519 Congress Street Portland, ME 04101

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