ARTISTS FOR AAI
AAI Alumnus Dr. Adale Glover and his protégé Kofi Agorsor, created original artwork to commemorate AAI’s 60th anniversary.
Limited edition prints are available online for purchase for $60. All proceeds will support AAIi’s programs.
Ablade Glover Dr. Ablade Glover (b. 1934, Accra, Ghana) is a painter trained in Ghana, Britain, and the United States. Until 1994, he was Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Art Education and Dean of the College of Art at the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Dr. Glover’s work has been shown in over 15 countries throughout the world. He has received a number of distinctions, including the FLAGSTAR Award (top award for Arts in Ghana) by the ACRAG in Ghana in 1998; distinguished AFGRAD Alumni Award by the Africa-America Institute in New York, and Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Art in London. He is also listed in “Who’s Who in the World,” “Dictionary of Contemporary International Artists,” and “Who’s Who in Art and Antiques.” These honors highlight his importance as an artist and enthusiastic educator on the national and international art scene.
Dr. Ablade Glover developed the concept of an art gallery for practicing artists in Accra, Ghana in 1990. The idea was not materialized until 1993, when Dr. Glover and his wife Ewurasi opened the doors of the gallery at Omanye House in Nungua. Soon after opening, it became obvious that the gallery would not survive the traffic jams from Accra to Nungua, so Dr. Glover and his wife set their sights on a property in La. The new building, designed by A.N.K. Laryea, was successfully completed and opened in 2006 by H. E. Kofi Annan.
Today the Artists Alliance Gallery stands facing the Atlantic Ocean at La, as a monument celebrating the traditional and contemporary arts of Ghana, and indeed the whole of West Africa. As a private initiative, the Gallery promotes artists of all ages and divergent backgrounds through shows and exhibitions and has become a hub for artists, as well as a popular tourist destination.
Kofi Agorsor (b. 1970, Volta Region, Ghana) is a visual and performance artist. After school, he studied architecture but two years later realized his true passion was art. Mr. Agorsor then switched to Accra Ankle College of Art, where he obtained his degree in 1993.
Mr. Agorsor’s visual works are mostly contemporary. He uses bold vibrant colors to reveal the daily lives of people in a modernizing Ghana, often in an upbeat and humorous way. He is also a musician, regarded as one of the greatest composers in the twenty-first century. His music is a great source of inspiration, and his visual art often reflects the animated dynamics of his band. Agorsor has shown his work on the African continent, as well as internationally. He continues to contribute to his country as a humanitarian missionary.
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