Chicago Art Scene 2011: The Dumela Summer Exhibition Brings Contemporary African Art to Chicago.

Chicago, Wednesday, June 1, 2011.   The colorful and unique Dumela Exhibition of original contemporary African Art opens this Friday evening at Chicago’s August House Studio. The exhibition pieces, carefully selected by Dumela partners Leila Green and Nancy McDaniel during their extensive travels and buying trips to Africa, showcase the work of emerging artists from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania and Botswana.   

The pieces convey an energy, urgency and a welcome just as the name of the collection, Dumela denotes a South African word for a warm greeting.  The exhibition should be of interest to serious collectors as well as anyone with a passion for art.

What: A collection of original and framed contemporary African art from the Dumela Collection that features many brightly colored paintings, some paintings in muted colors and black and white plus textile wall
hangings, appliques and embroideries with prices ranging from $90 for
some small pieces to $1,395.

When: The Opening Reception is Friday, June 3, 2011 from 5:30 to 9:00p.m. The exhibition continues Fridays from 5:00p.m. to 9:00, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6:00p.m. through June 26, 2011. (773) 477 2404

Where: August House Studio, 2113 W. Roscoe, Chicago.  

Slideshow Preview: A preview of what awaits visitors to the Dumela Show.

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