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The Diving Cats are so happy for the Eagles and excited for all the fans!! They didn’t listen to those who doubted them, and they worked together in the face of adversity. We deeply admire those qualities! Congratulations to everyone!! ... See MoreSee Less

Meet our February Artist of the Month, Monkeybiz!

Located in South Africa, Monkeybiz is an economic upliftment project founded in January 2000 by ceramic artists Barbara Jackson, Shirley Fintz and Mathapelo Ngaka-Mtati. Monkeybiz is dedicated to reviving the traditional craft of African Beadwork and has transformed the beaded arts market in South Africa. The organization focuses on women’s economic development and has established a vibrant community of more than 400 bead artists, many of whom are the sole breadwinners within their households.

Monkeybiz provides beads, thread, cotton and frames for the artists, who are then paid for every piece of work presented. For those who require skills training, workshops are organised within the community. Each unique piece is signed and dated by the artists, and will not be repeated. In the gallery we are currently honored to represent two of these incredible artists, Mandisa Mvinjana and Weziwe.

One of the main goals of Monkeybiz is to provide a platform for crafters to become artists in their own right. Because each piece is signed, buyers have the opportunity of collecting a specific beaders work, thus affording some artists the “collectable” status with an increase in the payment for each of their pieces. Monkeybiz also works in collaboration with other world famous artists taking our project to new levels of recognition within the art world.

All profits from the pieces go back to the artists and are reinvested back into community services, including food vouchers and a burial fund for artists and their families, thus providing them with the essentials of life and the ability to provide for their families.

At Diving Cat, Markels strongly believes in supporting our neighbors near and far in an effort to ensure happiness and feel deeply honored to represent Monkeybiz… please come see these beautiful pieces!
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Phone

610.933.3901

Location

246 Bridge Street,
Phoenixville, PA 19460

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Monday: 10am-5pm
Tues: 10am-9pm
Wed-Fri.: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm