Monday, January 17, 2011

Cross Cultural Collaborative: From Our Members at Holy Family University Art Gallery

Holy Family University Art Gallery is excited to host an art exhibit of Young People’s Artwork from the Cross Cultural Collaborative at the ABA HOUSE, in Nungua, Ghana.

The exhibit will run from 2/16-3/11 with the opening on Tuesday 2/22 from 6-8 pm.

There will be an informative presentation at opening by Ellie Schimelman, director of Cross Cultural Collaborative at the ABA HOUSE. The exhibit and opening are open to the public. Light refreshments will be served at the opening

The Cross Cultural Collaborative at the ABA HOUSE in Nungua, Ghana is lead by the remarkable artist Ellie Schimelman.

Ellie Schimelman's background is as a potter and an educator. Over 20 years ago she started traveling to Ghana, looking for inspiration as an artist. Enamored by the country, its people and its arts in 1994 she formed Aba Tours and started taking others.

In 2002 Ellie started an educational non-profit called Cross Cultural Collaborative, Inc. to promote cultural exchange and understanding through the arts. People from around the world come to ABA HOUSE, in Nungua, Ghana, to interact with African artists. Artists live and work together in an environment where they can exchange ideas and find universal connections.

The ABA HOUSE leads children in the exploration of their creative self. The children produce beautiful pieces of artwork including blank journal, wall hanging pieces and stationary. Much of the work is made on hand made papers. These works will be on sale at this exhibit and all funds will go to the Cross Cultural Collaborative.

Visit the Cross Cultural Collaborative site at

The Holy Family University Art Gallery, located on the lower level of the John M. Perzel Education and Technology Center (ETC), is dedicated to presenting art work that is varied in topic, presentation, and content. The purpose of the gallery is to add to the cultural, intellectual and artistic dialogue on the university campus. The gallery is a place to contemplate, enjoy and question.
Cross Cultural Collaborative
Works in paper created by children in Ghana
Opening: 2/22, 6-8 pm

Danielle Ferrell: Senior Thesis Exhibition
Opening: 3/22, 6-8 pm

Lindsay Melnick: Senior Thesis Exhibition
Opening: 4/12, 6-8 pm

Meghan Meyers: Senior Thesis Exhibition
Opening: 4/19, 6-8 pm

Katrina Carroll
Opening: TBA
Holy Family University Art Gallery
9801 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, Pa 19114
John Perzel Education Technology Center, Lower Level
Previous WCA show at Holy Family University Art Gallery: Girls Gotta Run: Bodies in Motion

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