Roski Alum Haili Francis published in Smithsonian Folklife Magazine

USC Roski alum Haili Francis (BFA '08) visited Nigeria and has subsequently published an article in Smithsonian Folklife Magazine that details how the arts are thriving in this African nation. She stated, "During my trip, I was steeped in an energetic community of fashionistas, curators, art collectors, artists, photographers, filmmakers, journalists, socialites, and culture connoisseurs who gravitated to two signature events: Lagos Fashion Week and ART X Lagos, West Africa’s premiere art fair. As I visited art fairs, artist studios, markets, galleries, listening parties, fashion shows, and fêtes, I reveled in meaningful connections with thoughtful people who shared the same insatiable appetite for art and culture."

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