Tuesday, May 16, 2006
By: Susan Budig
A group exhibit including paintings, sculpture, photography and artifacts highlighting daily life in African countries is on display at the Mira Gallery of the Instituto de Cultura y Educación in Minneapolis.
Organized by curators Koffi Mbairamadji and Mimi Girma, Africa Daily Life depicts those moments of life that African immigrants fondly remember. The collection also informs the viewer of the rich traditions and varied cultures of such African countries as Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Somalia and Togo as well as other countries.
A closing public discussion will be held on Saturday, May 27th, 2006 from 3 to 5 p.m. This event will feature artists in dialogue with the public as they discuss their work.
The Gallery is located at 4137 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Some of the works on display are for purchase.