African Visions Art Exhibition- Master Painters

This exhibition features three of the most prolific Congolese painters Albert Tuzolana, Mavinga Ma Nkondo, and Rhode Bath-Scheba Makoumbou, as well as Cameroon painter Elada plus private collections
By: African Visions Art Gallery
Nov. 22, 2009 - PRLog -- Assembled with the help of Belgian Art Critic Celestin Bakwa, the Congolese trio of Albert Tuzolana, Mavinga Ma Nkondo, and Rhode Bath_Scheba Makoumbou add hefty resumes to the African Vision Exhibition. Though not as widely known, Cameroon native Elada exhibits a diverse range and incorporates a variety of styles in his work. The private collections include both paintings and sculptures from an array of talented artist.

Albert Tuzolana, who was born in Kolo (Bas Congo) in 1955, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Kinshasa until 1980. He was the first African included in the dictionary Arto Belgian. He currently lives in Belgium, where he is a representative of the African platform from the museum of Tervuren.

Mavinga Ma Nkondo, who was born in Kiyalala district of Bas-Congo in 1937. He is the most senior Member of Fine Arts (Beaux-Arts) Kinshasa (D.R.C). Among his many distinctions he is a Knight of the National Order of Leopard. His works are included in The Museum of African Art in New York, and the Madam Telforte Museum in New York.

Rhode Bath-Scheba Makoumbou was born in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo in 1976. She was introduced to painting by her father, the painter David Makoumbou. Her work highlights the social activities of African women. Her style while distinctly African also exhibits the influence of realism, expressionism, and cubism. In 2003 Rhode began an international career, and now exhibits world wide.

Damase ELOUNA ABENG paints under the artist name of Elada. Elada was born ib the village of Efok in Cameroon in 1982. Elada decided at the age of 16 to dedicate himself to the life of an artist. He regularly participates in both individual and group exhibitions at galleries, cultural gatherings, and tourist events. He is currently the principal member of Afrik Art et Merveilles.

The exhibition will be held at Art Channel Galleries in Dallas located at 13342 Midway Road, Suite 250 Dallas Texas 75244. The Opening on December 3rd will be attended by our special guests arriving from Belgium, Mr. Albert Tuzolana and Mrs. Mavibga Nkele Clarisse, representing the work of her Mavinga Ma Nkondo. The event is free and open to the public. We do ask that you either bring a can food item, or make a donation to the North Texas Food bank online through their virtual can food drive. The event is being brought to you through the collaborative effort of African Visions Art Gallery, Celestin Bakwa of Belgium, Martin Bedi of Cameroon, and Art Channel Galleries. Special thanks to all the participating artist and the private collectors, who have contributed to the exhibition. We look forward to seeing everyone for this special event.
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