Gallery Openings and Events

Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center Presents A Taste of Ethiopia

Photo courtesy of CHACC.

Photo courtesy of CHACC.

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Opening Reception: Friday, March 4 from 6pm to 9pm

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For the month of March, CHACC is diving into one of their African cultures and presenting the month-long exhibit A Taste of Ethiopia. Through a full Ethiopian art exhibition, music, and food from the country, the center will recognize, educate and take pride in the different aspects of our African heritage. Artwork has traveled directly from Ethiopia and will land on our walls for a dynamic month of education and celebration. Majority of the canvas art will come from Ethiopian artist Nahosenay Negussie.

A Statement from the Artist:
“My art considers the object as a social indicator, a “sign bearer”. Considered as instruments of political power, ideological vehicles, demonstrations of ostentatious luxury and economic power, but also as incarnations of emotions and experiences, the historical archetypes of decorative arts consummately provide me with useful material.”

Artist Bio:
Nahosenay Negussie is an Ethiopian Artist, born in April, 1987 in Ferensay; district of Addis Ababa. With a great distinction result he took his B.A in Graphic design from Alle School of Fine Arts and Design school in 2012 (Being outstanding student of the year from the department). Subsequent to that he attended various workshops given by famous foreign and local artists in Addis Ababa. He was also a recipient of the japan Prize scholarship in 2012. Currently he is working as a full time studio artist in multidisciplinary fields dealing with social issues. His work of art is contemporary in style and often abstract and semi-abstract in design; – emphasizing color, texture, contrast and value relationships.

He also co-founded ‘Moged’ fine Arts Studio. During this time, he oversaw and worked on several high-profile fine art projects, including a large scale mural art located at the main building entrance of Ethiopian foreign affairs office and Jupiter international hotel. During his stay in art school and after graduated he participated in different artistic activities, workshops, charity programs and showed more than eight group exhibitions which include national museum, UNECA, Radisson Blue Hotel, Alliance Ethio-Francis and Alle School of fine arts. Nahosenay’s work can be found in public and private art collectors both in Ethiopia and abroad.

CHACC is located at 3200 MLK Jr. Ave. SE.