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June 4, 2010- June 16, 2010

ADUGYAMA, GHANA: Through The Eyes of Its Children

In 2009 local artist and friend of Homewood Studios, Daniel Kerkhoff, spent seven months living in the tiny farming village of Adugyama, near Kumasi, in Ghana, West Africa. While there, Daniel became involved with many of the village children, offering them paper, pens, colored pencils, and books, and running an informal, drop-in art center.

For most of the children, this time with Daniel introduced a new set of experiences - interacting with an obruni (white person) on an extended basis, painting with dirt and charcoal, making drawings in the dirt, and looking around them with new eyes to see their own world.

Daniel brought literally hundreds of their drawings back with him - the children, after making them, evidenced little interest in keeping them - and will offer a show of this work.

Opening Reception - Friday, June 4th from 6p to 9p

Gallery Talk - Tuesday, June 8th beginning at 7p