The Art and Soul of Nigeria Reception

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Photography by Vicky Pink - Houston is known for its diversity and is home to the largest Nigerian populations outside of Africa. In celebration of the culture and creativity of Nigeria, the Gite Gallery unveiled a new collection of fine art by Nigerian artists called “The Art and Soul of Nigeria.” Many in attendance at the opening reception admired the gorgeous portraits of Nigerian men and women to the depictions of Nigerian music and dance. The paintings were colorful, vibrant and filled with stories that capture the rich culture of the African country. Gallery owner, Lloyd Gite, who curated the exhibition, was also onsite to share his personal experiences. Some in attendance were Kim Gagne, La’Torria Lemon, Emilian White, Arthur McElroy, Jacqueline McElroy, and Mark Anthony Hawkins.