THE FABRIC IS A MESSAGE
This exhibition provides a selective overview of the innumerable textile traditions of Africa. We invite you to uncover the opulent backgrounds and stories interwoven into each of the fabrics in our diverse display.
February 6th, 2021
5:00 PM (EST)
MEET THE ARTISTS
Visual Artist: Nigeria.
Anthonia Nneji is a visual artist (painter) whose paternal forebears are traditional carvers and masquerade carriers. She holds a degree (B.A hons) from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She is an impressionist moving towards expressionism with paintings that depicts the pain the female body go through. Her paintings are didactic; they address health and moral issues in the society, making her do Art not just for Art sake but Art for Life’s sake
Poet: Cape Town, South Africa.
All Africans are natural storytellers; if we impart knowledge or simply describe a situation, we will tell it as a story. This is what has inspired Réne’s poetry. Réne loves writing in subtle rhyme- for words to flow easily off the reader’s tongue and to use language that is understood by all.
“Living in a beautiful country with such a diverse culture, one cannot help but paint poems made of rainbows.” -Réne