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Imagination Library

Yetunde Rodriguez, Artist in Residence at the Northwest Branch Library



Textile artist Yetunde Rodriguez takes up residence at the Northwest Branch of the Dayton Metro Library, July 8 - August 17. She’ll work on her own artwork and also conduct block printing workshops for the public during her residency in the Library’s Opportunity Space.

“I will create a wall tapestry, printed on canvas, using the block printing technique, with a variety of textile inks,” says Rodriguez. “The work will explore different traditional African motifs, reinterpreted for a contemporary audience, through the use of fun, bright and modern color combinations.”

Workshops, intended for participants age 15 and older, are scheduled for

Mondays, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Thursdays, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Saturdays, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

yetunde artWorkshop sessions include developing an image, transferring images to the printing block, carving the block, inking and printing onto fabric, and creating a repeated motif. You can also observe Yetunde at work Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 3:00 pm. For a full list of dates and times, click here.

Rodriguez has been block printing on fabric for approximately eight years. She has taught art in the K-12 school system, and she develops lifestyle products such as bags, pillows, and curtains under her Yetunde Rodriguez Design brand.

Workshops and demonstrations are free and open to the public during her residency, July 8 - August 17, at the Northwest Branch of the Dayton Metro Library, 2410 Philadelphia Drive.


Main Library

215 E. Third St.
Dayton OH 45402


M, T, Th: 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
W, F: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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