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African artist recent visit to Raleigh


In March I was invited to attend an event entitled an African Experience. When I heard it would be held at a local park I imagined a fun filled family event. Since the flyer showcased things like African attire and mentioned food. I was more than anxious to see what the agenda was for the day.
I have attended many African events but they were usually traditional or family occasions. I am familiar with the food, culture and I'm a big fan of the music. So, I put on one of my new African outfits and recruited some teenagers to be volunteers for the event. 


Uche Nwosu and his wife 

We arrived to banquet style occasions celebrating an African artist who had traveled from Nigeria.
I guess I missed the last word of the title
"An African Experience Exhibition
It was hosted by the lovely Dr. Alycia Davis and Featured Uche Nwosu. ( say that 5 times fast)  He travel here at the request of a local organization who wanted to share his artwork . His work is already showcase on national platform in Nigeria. So it was a treat to see him. Oh by the way and as you can see I was dressed right although  I may have had too many kids for this type of a event. It became a chance to expose them to more than the standard party.
They took to time to explain things about the Nigeria's culture and how African american history and African history are related in ways we we don't think of (outside of just the slave trades). I found myself wanting to take notes and look up myself up on Ancestry.com. BTW the food was tasty ...
I recently received this note from one of the organizer with links detailing more about the artist and the meaning behind his work. The morale of this story became, that every situation may not be what you expect but if you approach it with and open mind and a willing heart you may be pleasantly surprised... Well that my though as usual be blessed and enjoy
Uche Nwosu and his wife 
Uche Nwosu is back in Nigeria after the exhibition - African Experience - in Raleigh, North Carolina. He just wants to thank all those who, through calls and visits, identified with his exhibition organized by the Gethsamane Seminar Productions of USA. We could not but maintain a low profile because of the plethora of sad events within the Nigerian community here in the triangle area during his visit and exhibition. We hope that Uche's friends will understand. To read more about Uche's recovery and recent works, please go to the links below:
-Chima Nwosu, Ph.D, MBA
Dailyindependentnig.com
thenationonlineng.net
africanartswithtaj.blogspot.com
lagosbookartfest.org


Dr  Alycia Davis Uche Nwosu


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