Notes from Addis: Art in the Making

My first full day in Addis. Kibrom Gebremedhin, a painter and the head of the Art Education Department at the Alle School of Fine Arts and Design, took me on a tour of the campus (more on Kibrom after I attend his exhibition and artist talk on Sunday). It’s a beautiful setting. Nestled between residences and two elementary schools, I got the sense from Kibrom that the courtyard was an especially cozy place for the students to relax, commiserate  and to get inspired.

I met some of the faculty and a few students. Of course, I enjoy meeting faculty, but I really enjoy meeting students. Lucky for me, there were a few around making art! I am an art historian. I begin teaching on Tuesday. And, THAT, ladies and gents, is why I am here.

Painting studio

Sculpture Studio

Printmaking studio

Fashion Design

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