UMUC’s Newest Art Exhibition Showcases Works by African Artists

February 6, 2013

On February 12, 2013, UMUC unveils a new exhibition featuring works by three artists who were born in Africa. Diaspora Dialogue: Art of Kwabena Ampofo-Anti, Alexander "Skunder" Boghossian, and Victor Ekpuk will be on display through May 12, 2013, in the Arts Program Gallery, lower level, UMUC Inn and Conference Center. An opening reception is planned for Sunday, February 24, 2013, from 3 to 5 p.m.  

Kwabena Ampofo-Anti is a visual artist from Ghana. His ceramic sculptures draw upon African architecture. The late Alexander “Skunder” Boghossian was born in Ethiopia, studied in London and Paris, and later taught at Howard University. He created his artwork using a variety of techniques and materials, such as mixed media, oils, and brush and ink. Victor Ekpuk is a respected artist from Nigeria. Inspired by the country’s graphic and writing systems, he creates universal themes to communicate contemporary human experiences and conditions.  

To learn more about the exhibition and register for the reception, please visit the Arts Web site.