Jan 19, 2010 1:16 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
African Ethno Art from seven West African countries is currently on display in Pueblo, at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center.
The pieces in this exhibit were selected to present a broad view of the art and culture of West Africa--from the nations of Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Cameroon. It includes many different art forms such as brass statues, cloth, weaving, batik, beads, shell and wood masks and statues.
Each piece in this exhibition was collected by Larry Fancher of Pueblo. Fancher personally travels to these countries to meet the artists, collect art and experience the culture. Most of the pieces are available for purchase.
The exhibit is in the King Gallery, thru Feb. 6. Hours are Tues-Sat, 11 am - 4 pm.