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A Sense of Africa

In this month-long exhibit we will offer a glimpse of African culture through the eyes of  Emmanuel Ofori and Shirley Parker-Bemjamin and will celebrate people’s inherent connection to African land.  We want to show the relationship between humanity and nature, and offer an insight into the natural and cultural tapestries of the continent.

Shirley Parker-Benjamin

Shirley Parker-Benjamin is an interdisciplinary artist creating work across the genres of sculptural mixed media, assemblage and installation. In her work, she explores the intersection between ancestral, spiritual metaphysical African/African Diasporic traditions and the feminine. She integrates found objects, natural materials, metals, minerals, pigments, beadwork and fiber to create the work.

Emmanuel Ofori

Mixed media artist Emmanuel Ofori is on a mission to create beauty from what Western culture has deemed 'undesirable.' As an African American immigrant from Ghana, his art is a cathartic embrace of his African culture and a protest to Westernization in the world of art and beauty.  By working with inexpensive materials (such as plywood and broom bristles) that are traditionally hidden or deemed 'less than' in Western society, Emmanuel Ofori is able to reclaim and elevate his place in the art world. By combining African motifs, symbols, fabrics and patterns with Western imagery and ideas, Emmanuel illustrates the bridging of the gap between both worlds.

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