Posts Tagged ‘Ghana’
Mr. Akilu, the community head, has given us his a-okay. Mr. Ibrahim, who oversees the 441 Community Welfare Association, thinks the project is great. The local artists are all in and ready to go. Now we’re just waiting to hear back from sponsors. If we don’t get enough, I may come pleading for donations here and on Indie GoGo… (thanks for the suggestion, Laurel)
The community art project is coming along.
We’re holding it in Nima cause the JAC started there, and because it’s a pretty poor area that doesn’t get much art, and we’d like to bring it there. Ato and Adwoa from the Foundation for Contemporary Art (FCA) recommended some young, community-oriented artists from Nima to get in touch with, Larry Aminu and Musah Swallah. I met them last night at Larry (Otoo)’s talk at Nubuke (which was wonderful, by the way). They were on board practically before we started talking. Today they took me around the streets of Nima for us to pick a spot.
Landed safely and happily in Ghana. Feels good to be back.
Larry’s welcomed me as family into his home. And let me tell you, it’s luxury compared to the hostel last summer. There’s a nice big mirror in the bathroom, a washing machine (!), and his son Orleans and I are watching Ghanaian music videos on a flat screen TV as I type…on wireless internet (slow, but hey).