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Ethiopia in Czech Colours II.

Open – Air Art Exhibition of oil paintings and metal sculptures named „ Ethiopia in Czech Colours II.“ took place for the second time this year on Dec 5, in the gardens of the Czech Embassy in Addis Abeba. All Covid -19 preventive measures were ensured, so the visitors could enjoy this rare cultural event.

 

Umton art supplies

Umton art supplies

 

metal sculpture

metal sculpture

Czech Embassy organized this Exhibition in cooperation with two Ethiopian Artists Associations (Ethiopian Visual Arts Association  and Women´s Arts Association), as well as with support of Czech companies that provided the art supplies. More than 120 paintings and 18 sculptures were exhibited in the gardens and on the walls of the old residence.

metal sculptures

metal sculptures

 The artwork was selected from 19 painters and 1 sculptor from the two Ethiopian Artists Associations. The artists were from various age groups, as well as there was a great variety of styles. Some artists used for their work high quality oil paints from Czech company Umton, but also art supplies Koh-i-noor, Arties, BoBo sketchbooks, which made their work more attractive for potential buyers. The artists were present throughout the day, so they could talk to the visitors and sell their artwork as well.

visitor of Exhibition

visitor of Exhibition

 Numerous members of diplomatic community attended this event, enjoyed relaxed garden party atmosphere and engaged in an interesting discussion about art over a glass of wine supplied by Awash Winery.

Amen sculptor with Czech Embassy

Amen sculptor with Czech Embassy

Majestic metal sculptures by famous artist Amen Badeg attracted a lot of attention. The artist is using various scrap metal ( motorcycles, bicycles and knives) that he skillfully transforms into sculptures of life-size animals and other objects.

Part of this Exhibition was a Bazar, where the visitors could buy designer´s jewellery and high quality leather products.

Undken Leather

Undken Leather

Mexican Embassy

Mexican Embassy

Nigerian Jewellery

Nigerian Jewellery

atrist_Robel

atrist_Robel

 

Czech Embassy garden

Czech Embassy garden

Czech Embassy garden

Czech Embassy garden