Jomo Tariku: A Furniture Designer’s Story

Jomo Tariku’s career arc leading from Ethiopia to Springfield, VA, can yield insights into the experience and opportunities of a creative life.

The Vienna Arts Society and the Patrick Henry Library in Vienna co-sponsored a special event showcasing his biography, his artistic works, and how his furniture came to be featured in the film Wakanda Forever.

Artists in many media found lessons to learn and an opportunity to ask questions about getting started in their own creative careers.

Jomo’s talk was also part of the Vienna Arts Society’s regular series of artist demos, normally held on the second Thursday of the month.