Gems of Africa Gallery

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Exhibit by Liberian Artist Naplah E. Naplah

You are coordially invited to attend an Exhibit/Opening Reception for Liberian artist Naplah E. Naplah and a Fundraiser benefiting The Lucille and Willie Murphy Foundation (LWMF) at Gems of Africa Gallery on Friday, December 4, 2009 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Exhibit runs thru December 19th.

15% of the proceeds from all sales during the Opening Reception will benefit (LWMF) and will be donated to the Sithabile Child and Youth Orphanage in South Africa.

Naplah was born on December 8, 1955 from the Grand Kru Country in Liberia, West Africa. He is a self taught artist who spent most of his time painting. His interest in art goes back to age 7, when he first saw his cousin drawing pictures of super heroes. At first Naplah would copy his cousin's drawings. Than when he was old enough, he bought his own comic book and drew the pictures line for line. Eventually Naplah became one of the best illustrators in his country and won first place in the Liberian Election Commission Art competition. Following high school Naplah completed three years of schooling in the field of education and began offering workshops and lectures, in addition to demonstrating his technique in different elementary schools. Naplah was also an illustrator for various magazines and text books for the National Catholic Secretariat of Liberia. After a great deal of illustrations, Naplah transitioned his discipline to painting. Since then, his drawings and paintings have been part of group exhibitions sponsored by the U.S. Information Services and other prestigious institutions. He has exhibited his works in Liberia at the U.S. Embassy, the Lebanese Embassy and The Liberian Cultural Center. He has also exhibited in Minnesota at the Broadway Community Center and the Lakeville Art Center.

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Friday, November 6, 2009

16th Anniversary Celebration of Africa's Children's Fund

Register Now by calling 770-465-6610
Even if you can not attend, please consider donating to this worthy cause.

Africa's Children's Fund
4470 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road  Suite 350
Atlanta, GA 30338  Phone 770-465-6610  e-mail:

Sunday, November 15, 2009 from 6:00 to 10:00pm

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Teaching Kwanza To Your Child

In this workshop, participants will learn how to apply arts-based character building and teacher-developed hands-on activities to Kwanzaa principles throughout the year -- at work, at home and at play.

Dr. Collette M. Hopkins, Facilitator

Saturday, December 12, 2009
10 AM - 12 Noon

Atlanta Fulton County Public Library
Central Children's Department
One Margaret Mitchell Square
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Free and open to the public

Pre-registration is required for this FREE workshop


Please contact 404-224-3464, for additional information.

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