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February 2010 Archives

International Sculptor: Robert Chimungwa: "Soul of The Stone"

The journey continues 100 artist 100 collectors south of Roosevelt rd.Two-years ago an international bridge was connected between Gallery Guichard and the Yassine Art Center in Dakar Senegal in an exhibit called "Dak Art Chicago" featuring 90 works of Contemporary Senegalese painters and sculptors. Last month with the Help of the South African Consulate , MEGA (Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency), Illinois Institute of Technology - IIT, US Cellular and  Light on the Hill for Africa we were able to connect another bridge from South Africa to Bronzeville. "Soul of The Stone" features the fine art sculptures of Robert Kaliyongo Chimungwa . Robert Chimungwa touched Chicago with his humility, and God given talent.The exhibition includes 40 original sculptures in African Jade, Verdite and Redwood. The exhibition runs through March 31, 2010. It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Mr. Robert Kaliyongo Chimungwa.

Video by Messiah Quiano mequiano@gmail.com

The reception also included a brief talk from the South African consulates Charles Manuel and a inspirational testimonial from Linda Jones about why collecting is so important. To see and hear the testimonials and see more beautiful sculptures Click Here

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Artistically Yours,

Andre Guichard
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Fine Art Photographer: Bobby Sengstacke: Copping The Ghost

Roughly 10 years ago I had the honor to curate a solo exhibition of  the work of Bobby Sengstacke at the South Shore Cultural Center Fine Art Gallery. It was then that I realized he was not only an amazing photo journalist but also a Fine Art Photographer with an incredible gift. He has not stopped and his genius is just another example of the National treasures South of Roosevelt Road. Please join me as Bobby takes you on an incredible journey about his life, the incredible exhibit The Fierce Urgency of Now at Chicago State University and explains what Copping The Ghost means.

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Art Event:The Fierce Urgency of Now: Bobby Sengstacke Solo Exhibition

Welcome back. I have a wonderful treat for you. In the next two blogs we will see and hear about a powerful exhibition recently opened at The President's Gallery at Chicago State University "The Fierce Urgency of Now" featuring the fine art photography of acclaimed photographer Bobby Sengstacke. Please join me as I spend time with the gallery curator Joyce Owens who gives powerful insight to the exhibit and fine art photography as a whole.


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