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CHILDREN OF SHEBA:Contemporary Art Show

Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 04:00pm
The works on display in this show, presented in broad and smooth strokes, represent the best of young artists inspired by Ethiopia. Their creative touches, chosen styles, artistic interpretations and personal histories are eclectic, but all share a special attachment to Ethiopia. Without overwhelming the audience, their works inspire, tantalize, and encourage debate, encouraging pleasant discussions of old memories of Abyssinia, and goading us along for a trip to “the land of the burnt skins, those wonderful Ethiopians.” We hope you can join us in the support of these artists and their works. The exhibition also serves to increase the visibility of the Ethiopian culture and introduce Ethiopian artists to a wider community.

Art Gallery at The Adam Clayton Jr. State Building (Harlem State Building)

163 West 125th St. 2nd Floor.

Harlem, New York

Special Viewing Hours hosted by BINA Cultural Foundation:

Sun. June 2nd 4-9pm Opening Reception

Sun. June 9th 4-9pm

Sat June 22nd 4-9pm
Closing Reception

Miku Girma

Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Miku moved to New York City at an early age. He graduated from Fashion Iinstitute of Technology as a Textile Surface Designer, that allows him to establish his current Multi-Medium company, Rep Worldwide. Which produces Art, clothing and beyond. He has been showcasing his unique, sometimes political artwork on the streets of NYC and other major cities. By mixing his multi cultural background with the current underground culture, he comes up with the fusion of edgy art. Miku has participated in numerous exibitions both solo and as a group.

Ezra Wube

Ezra Wube was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ezra moved to the United States at the age of 18. In 2004, he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art. Upon graduation, Ezra received the Dondis and Godine Travel Fellowship to conduct research in Ethiopia on folktales and traditional lore. His works encompassing video, installations, drawing, painting and performance.

Maro Haile

Maro Haile was born in Ethiopia, raised in the midwest, and now has Brooklyn planted deep in her heart. This cultural makeup is undeniably reflected in her art - as a textile designer/product developer by trade with a background in painting and ceramics, her current art obsessions are creating mixed media pieces that merges her love for textiles and fabrics with painting, as well as exploring the world of computer assisted designs to create pieces that are Ethiopian inspired with twist that is uniquely her.

Tigist Selam

Tigist Selam was born to Ethiopian and German parents and grew up in Nigeria, Argentina and Germany. At 16, she decided to move to the U.S. and graduated with her B.A. in International Relations from San Francisco State University and an M.A. in Communication, Culture and Society from Goldsmith’s University of London. At Tadias magazine she interviewed prominent Ethiopians and wrote about film, music and art while appearing in various films, shorts, videos and commercials. In 2013, she established Selam Productions to produce her directorial debut, Here We Are Now.

Zebeeb Awalom

Zebeeb is a fan of storytelling. Though her mouth doesn’t always find the right words, she often compensates with a piano or a pencil. She currently studies English and Communication at Montclair State University to broaden her storytelling skills. Meanwhile, Zebeeb dabbles in various side projects in an attempt to share new stories and retell the old ones she loves with her limited lexicon.