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College of Arts and Sciences News

Kent State’s Department of Pan-African Studies Hosts West African Artist

Posted Jan. 30, 2012
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Kent State's Department of Pan-African
Studies will hold a gallery exhibition of
West African sculpture artist Isaac
Kwame Awuku's work on Feb. 16.

Kent State University’s Department of Pan-African Studies will host West African wood and clay sculpture artist Isaac Kwame Awuku at a Feb. 16 gallery exhibition of his work and reception in the lecture auditorium at Ritchie Hall.

Awuku, from Ghana, will present a wood carving demonstration from 2 - 4 p.m., and deliver a lecture at 3 p.m. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m.

Awuku began creating art at age 11, learning traditional carving techniques from his family. He studied the art of wood and clay sculptures at Ghana’s Opportunity Industrialization Centre. As a renowned artist and arts educator, Awuku has created art programs for children and elders in Ghana and has lectured extensively in the United States.

All of the day’s events are free and open to the public.

For more information about the Department of Pan-African Studies, visit www.kent.edu/cas/pas.