Gems of Africa Gallery

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Heritage Arts and Soul Festival: 7/25-7/27

Heritage Arts and Soul Festival:  
Friday, July 25 - Sunday, July 27, 2014 
at Underground Atlanta.


Come enjoy a celebration of heritage and culture at the 19th Annual Heritage Arts and Soul Festival at Underground Atlanta during a weekend filled with traditions and talent. Expand your knowledge of art and culture through the enjoyment of music, art, food and a variety of events to participate in each day. Discover over 30 artists and designers in the Artist Market where Fine Art, Wearable Art and Home Décor will be featured and available for purchase. Visitors can also enjoy an Emerging Artist Pavilion and Fashion show, as well as an assortment of entertainment including onsite demonstrations and lecture series, live music, and a food festival.

Artist Market
Discover over 30 artists and designers in the Artist Market where Fine Art, Wearable Art and Home Décor will be featured and available for purchase.

Entertainment
Lecture Series, Live Music, Special Events & more!

Food Festival
Enjoy cultural cuisine from our favorite food trucks, restaurants, caterers and creative food companies.

Festival Dates and Times:

  • Friday, July 25: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 26: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 27: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Batik Workshop - Roswell Roots Festival: 2/15/2014

Roswell Roots Festival: Batik Workshop
Saturday, February 15 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location:
Roswell Art Center
1355 Woodstock Road
Roswell, GA 30075
For more information call 770-641-3978
Cost:  $40 per person
www.roswellroots.com

In a four-hour workshop, Nuwa Nnyanzi will teach batik painting technique. Each student will create and take home an original batik painting. Students will learn how to prepare the fabric or surface, lay down the wax coating, design and dye the surface and create a piece of art. Students should bring a hand-held hair blow dryer, a regular electric iron, a stack of newspapers equivalent to three thick Sunday papers, and a pencil.

Reception for “Gems of Africa Gallery” Art Exhibit and Sale: 2/8/2014

Reception for “Gems of Africa Gallery” Art Exhibit and Sale
Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Location:
Smith Plantation
935 Alpharetta Street
Roswell, GA 30075
For more information call 770-641-3978
Cost: FREE

www.roswellroots.com

Welcome and meet Wallene Jones, Keith Washington, and Nuwa Nnyanzi who will be available to discuss the art of the exhibition "Gems of Africa." All three have traveled extensively in Africa and have spent years collecting, creating, and selling contemporary African art. Join us for refreshments.

Batik Art Demonstration: 2/8/14

Batik Art Demonstration
Saturday, February 8, 2014  from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:
Grimes Bridge Adult Recreation Center
830 Grimes Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30075
For more information call 770-641-3978
Cost:  FREE
www.roswellroots.com

Nuwa Nnyanzi, a native of Uganda, is an artist specializing in original batik paintings, which are now world famous. Some of his works appear on calendars, magazines, book covers and greeting cards, among them UNICEF greeting cards. In 1992 he started Nnyanzi Art Studio in Kampala, Uganda, where he teaches and promotes other talented artists. Nnyanzi will demonstrate the art of batik with vibrant colors and rich techniques. The audience will see how batik is created while learning the origin and process involved in this unique and ancient art form.

Roswell Roots Festival African Art Exhibit


Gems of Africa Gallery Art Exhibit and Sale
When: Saturday, February 1, 8, 15 and 22
From: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Smith Plantation
935 Alpharetta Street
Roswell, GA 30075
For more information call 770-641-3978
Cost:  FREE
www.roswellroots.com

Gems of Africa Gallery in Atlanta offers one of the best and largest selections of contemporary African art anywhere. Wallene Jones began her exploration in Africa in 1981. Since then, she and her son Keith have successfully imported an array of African art, including Intu pottery, Ngwenya glass, Shona sculptures, South African bead and wire animals, driftwood sculptures, telephone wire baskets, batiks, and paintings and prints from all over Africa. All artwork is available to view and also for sale.

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