Friday, January 25, 2008

Tesfaye Negusse brings Ethiopian paintings to Multicultural Center of the South; exhibit opens Sat, Feb 2, 2 pm

As part of the recognition of African American History Month, the Multi-Cultural Center of the South will present the work of Ethopian artist Tesfaye Negusse, says Valarie Gunn. The exhibit is called “Impression-Man on Canvas.”

Tesfaye obtained a Bachelor Degree in fine Arts from Addis Ababa University of Fine Arts in 1998. While a student Tesfaye moved into the adherence of African Abstract art. His many shows in Ethiopia attracted crowds of young Ethiopians, famous painters as well as foreign diplomats and business people, says his press kit. Eight years later, Tesfaye is an artist of reputation, exhibiting at more than 30 shows in Ethiopia and the USA.

“I think I am born for art. I believe art is for the spirit. Through my art, I reconnect the bridges between traditional and modern African elements. I use the rhythms of nature like the whistling wind, musical dancing, swaying grass, galloping horse and the rainbow as a major source of inspiration.”

Tesfaye will be at the Multicultural Center to open his exhibit on Sat, Feb 2, 2008 at 2 pm. The exhibit will run through Feb 23.

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