Monthly Archives: January 2011

Bernice and her bags

I met Bernice at an art fair last fall, and stopped by her shop the other day. Bernice picked me up from the corner near her shop– I was struggling to follow her directions– and cheerfully lead me back to … Continue reading

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Billy B. B.

Billy B. B. has a stand in the corner of the Arts and Culture Center, from which he displays his vibrant paintings.

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Maxwell

I met Maxwell while buying a painting of a roaring lion from the local art market, Tetteh Quarshie. Maxwell moved to Accra from Kumasi, in central Ghana’s Ashanti Region. He came to the city to look for a better market … Continue reading

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Boadi, Boadi, Boadi

Boadi has a private art gallery in his bedroom, and he rotates the paintings out as they sell–which has the added benefit of changing the decor of his room periodically. When I visited, one wall of his tiny room was … Continue reading

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Joseph

I first met Joseph in November. Some fellow students from the University of Ghana, Legon and I had traveled to Akropong to see (and participate in!) the Akuapem Festival in the hills outside of Accra. While wandering through the town, … Continue reading

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Introduction

African Art Stands is a non-governmental, non-profit organization created to assist African artists and artisans in achieving a productive livelihood as well as to promote African art that we think the world deserves to see. Here, we’ll keep you updated … Continue reading

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