Wednesday, November 4, 2009

African Art Market at the DAC

African Art Market November 3-14, 2009
All events free & open to the public (exception drum workshop fee $20)

November 3 Exhibit opens in the Barbara Conrad Gallery Silent Auction Benefit of 6”x6” canvases by local artists beginsNovember 3-14 Artist demonstrations throughout the day – in the Gallery.November 4 “African Art: Function and Meaning:” presentation by Dr. Joshua Fisher, Visiting Instructor of Art History, Fort Lewis College.November 5 “Engineers Without Borders” project in Yua, Ghana 2009: presentation by Kate Dorrell, NAU, photojournalist.November 6 Friday evening reception to welcome and meet artists – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.November 6 Drumming workshop with Akeem Ayanniyi, 9th generation Yoruba talking drummer. In the Dance Studio, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.November 10 “Citizen Journalism in Africa and Beyond:” Andrew McGregor, photographer and founder of The Tizano Project.November 11 “The Devil Came on Horseback” film about Darfur crisis by Annie Sundberg and Rikki Stern. Sundance Official Selection 2007. November 12 “Make All Children Smile in Zimbabwe” by Judy Duke November 14 Silent Auction Benefit ends 3:00 pm. Gallery closes at 5:00 p.m.The artists: Award winning, internationally recognized photographers and African artists whose work will be featured in the gallery exhibit and offered for sale:
Phil Borges –
Nick Brandt -
Suzi Moore McGregor-
African Artists and Artwork:
Moussa Albaka – of Niger; internationally acclaimed silversmith of Tuareg jewelry, UNESCO Seal of Excellence Award winner
Akeem Ayanniyi - Nigerian drummer and artist now living in Santa Fe; founder of Agalu, Yoruba Cultural Troupe of Nigeria
Mamadou Bah - from Guinea; baskets and artwork from Ghana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.
Alaji Juwara - born in Gambia, now a trader and importer of highest quality textiles from Ghana, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Zaire and antique trading beads from West and East Africa and Venice, Italy.
East Meets West importers-masks, musical instruments & much more from many African countries