Chapungu: The Great Stone Sculptors of Africa

Jul 8, 2013 • ArtNo Comments

Brian_Nyanhongus_silent_prideChapungu: The Great Stone Sculptors of Africa is a free exhibit currently being displayed in Miami Beach Botanical Gardens. The exhibit consists of 20 stone sculptures from some of Zimbabwe’s best contemporary Artists.

Brothers Brian and Geidon Nyanhongo, two of the featured artists come from a family of sculptors. They were introduced to the art by their famous father Claud Nyanhongo, a first generation Shona Sculptor. Even though Brian is a trained school teacher, sculpting has always remained his first love. His most prominent piece titled ‘Silent Pride’ is a towering sculpture that is displayed at the entrance of the botanical gardens entrance. It is a tribute to humility and the quiet strength of a women. Nyanhongo’s sister Agnes and brother Euwitt also have pieces exhibited at the gardens.

Another featured sculpture is artist Nicholas Mukomberanwa’s political piece ‘ The Corrupting Power of Money’ which

The sculptures will remain at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens until November 16, 2013.

SOURCE: http://www.miamiherald.com/

Image Source: Brian Nyanhongo’s Silent Pride/Photo by Arianna Prothero.

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