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Exhibition of Works by Ethiopian Painter Shiferaw Girma in LA

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    Exhibition of Contemporary Ethiopian Painting by Shiferaw Girma (see _Bio_ (http://www.addis-art.com/gallery/shiferaw_girma/index.shtml) ) begins April 1 in
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      Exhibition of Contemporary Ethiopian Painting by Shiferaw Girma (see  Bio) begins April 1 in Los Angeles...
       
      Shiferaw Girma:
        
      Yohannes Tesfaye

      The Lure of Women

      Since finishing his university education in 1991, Shiferaw has been a painter. His subject is Ethiopian women—going about their lives, socializing with each other, cap-tured in private reflective moments. Although Shiferaw cannot explain how he became captivated and why he has continued to paint women for so many years, he knows that his personal exploration and growth as an artist is facilitated by them. He uses color to express his emotions and changes in technique to expand his creative repertoire.

      Rooted in hieratic symbols of the Coptic faith and inspired by modernist Ethiopian movements, Shiferaw’s paintings offer a mosaic of influences applied to intimate, abstract portraits of daily life. The result is work that speaks to everyone with universal symbols of dignity and beauty.

      The current exhibition consists of examples from a continuous river of artistic accomplishment. This group of paintings is not informed by chronology; rather, they are individual pieces picked from an unwavering body of work.

      OPENING RECEPTIONS
      Saturday, April 1, 2006, 6–10 pm Sunday, April 2, 2006, 2–6 pm
      The artist will be present

      EXHIBITION
      April 1– April 30, 2006

        
       
      FYI -- info forwarded from Radio Afrodicia, the Addis Art Gallery and UCLA African Studies Center-

      Addis Art Gallery Presents
       
      Shiferaw Girma:  The Lure of Women
      at the Addis Art Gallery, Los Angeles

      Exhibit runs April 1 - 30, 2006
      Opening receptions on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2

      Free and open to the public


      The Addis Art Gallery will be showcasing the works of Shiferaw Girma throughout the month of April.  The exhibit will present select works from the impressive repertoire of Girma, focusing on content rather than chronology. "The Lure of Women" is an excellent opportunity to view and discuss the contributions of this truly gifted member of the Ethiopian and artistic communities.
       
      Since finishing his university education in 1991, Shiferaw has been a painter. His subject is Ethiopian women-going about their lives, socializing with each other, captured in private reflective moments.

      Although Shiferaw cannot explain how he became captivated and why he has continued to paint women for so many years, he knows that his personal exploration and growth as an artist is facilitated by them. He uses color to express his emotions and changes in technique to expand his creative repertoire.
       
      Rooted in hieratic symbols of the Coptic faith and inspired by modernist Ethiopian movements, Shiferaw's paintings offer a mosaic of influences applied to intimate, abstract portraits of daily life. The result is work that speaks to everyone with universal symbols of dignity and beauty.
       
      OPENING RECEPTIONS:
      Saturday, April 1  --  6 - 10 PM
      Sunday, April 2  --  2 - 6 PM
      The artist will be present at both receptions.
       
      Exhibition:
      April 1- April 30, 2006

      Location:
      Addis Art Gallery
      5524 West Pico Boulevard (west of Hauser)
      Los Angeles, CA 90019
      Phone: 310.666.6252
      www.addis-art.com

      Gallery hours:
      Wednesday - Saturday: 2 - 6 PM
      Sunday - Tuesday: Closed

      More Info:
      Call the Gallery at 310-666-6252 or email mesai@...

      Information forwarded by the UCLA African Studies Center (ASC) - www.international.ucla.edu/africa
      Information on non-ASC events is posted for informational purposes and does not reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies Center personnel.
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