Africa & Ale at Gregory Allicar Museum of Art April 25

students working on poster design
Art students work on transparencies to create poster designs for Africa & Ale 2018. Photo: Johnny Plastini/CSU

The Africa Center at Colorado State University is hosting its fourth annual Africa & Ale event on Wednesday, April 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art in CSU’s University Center for the Arts.

The event is free and open to people age 21 and over. A $10 donation is suggested to help support the Africa Center, which invests in innovative and interdisciplinary research and engagement that cuts across conventional disciplines to address global environmental and sustainability issues. The center is housed in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES).

Renee Harmon, an instructor with SoGES and the event’s organizer, said this year’s celebration will be “bigger than ever.”

Africa & Ale 2018 will again feature student art — some pieces will be available for purchase through a silent auction — and research posters from students enrolled in a CSU seminar on Contemporary African Art.

The event will also feature music from the Fort Collins Marimba group, and African-inspired beer from four local breweries: Maxline Brewing, Horse & Dragon Brewing Company, Zwei Brewing Co. and High Hops Brewing.

Appetizers from Nyala Ethiopian Restaurant will be provided along with other snacks. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

African-inspired art, created by students from CSU’s Department of Art and Art History, will be on display and featured in a silent auction, with proceeds donated directly to the students.

Questions? Contact Harmon, who also serves as a research assistant and social media coordinator for The Africa Center. Learn more about the Africa Center on its website.