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Clyde Bango: "Under the Tree"

REVIEW: Affinity by Stephen's Brook. Article by Victoria Mares

Clyde Bango: Zimbabwean Artist, Biochemist, Dreamkeeper

http://affinityartspeace.blogspot.com/2012/04/clyde-bongo-under-tree.html (Full article)

The Museum of African Art and Culture in the heart of the Portland, Maine Art District showed the work of Zimbabwean artist Clyde Bango in the Fall of 2011 and into early 2012. The opening of the show “Pasi Pemuti, Under the Tree,” was just months after the young artist had graduated from Bates College in Lewiston Maine with a double major  in Biochemistry and Visual Arts.
Clyde Bango came into the Museum of African Art and Culture (MofAC) in Portland, Maine for his first show there carrying one of his tree sculptures. His small build and fresh face with sincere eyes, an easy smile and quiet voice made no announcement of the power of his intent.  His friends and art colleagues  from the Maine community and Bates College, his alma mater, helped to deliver the pieces for the exhibit as he worked on his artist's statement for the show, about to open in a couple of hours. He  helped MofAC director Oscar Mokeme to place the first tree on a pedestal, and then another and another. The wire trees had a subtle sheen that augmented their grace and life.  Trees... they keep our environment from going dry and the precious nutrients in the soil and the soil itself from eroding away to bring famine of body and humanity. Clyde  dedicated his show to the late Dr. Wangari Maathai, the woman environmentalist that recovered Kenyan land with a lifetime long campaign of re-planting  trees and the lives... 

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Pasi PeMuti "Under The Tree"

Clyde Bango @ Museum of African Culture, Portland ME




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