Posts tagged ‘Mixed media’

AVAILABLE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS FOR SALE

CRESCENT CITY BLUES AND BBQ FESTIVAL 2014

1st ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & SEPT ARTWALK 2014

On Sept 13th, we hosted Benoit Gallery’s 1st Anniversary Celebration.   We would like to thank everyone who came out to suport us and celebrate with us.  Much luv to U!!!

We had a very successful night, selling 6 originals, 4 commissions pieces & lots of prints.  Lookin ahead and moving forward into Year 2.

Peace n Blessings.

Bryant & Joey

 

MAY 2ND SATURDAY ARTWALK @ BENOIT GALLERY

COLLECTORS OF BRYANT BENOIT ART

VISIONS OF GHANA III

AKWAABA! Welcome.
In my 3rd post of our visions of Ghana, I’ll take you on a tour of the houses, schools and markets. During the first 2 weeks of our trip, we had the opportunity to stay in a very rural area and see first hand the everyday life of Ghanaians in this area. We visited the local villages, met with 3 village Chiefs (called a Nana) and their families, bought grocery from the market & cooked traditional Ghanaian dishes. When visiting a new place, the tourist attractions are nice but the real vibrations of the area & the people is what I enjoy most. We were welcomed and treated like family by everyone we met. Instantly, I became a Sister to the Ladies at the market. Everyone of my newly found sisters gave me lessons in Twi. They did get a good laugh as I struggled to pronounce some of the words.

The houses in Ghana are constructed out of mud or cement block, keeping them cool on the inside. Depending on what area you are in, electricity is available. We saw mansions spread out on the mountain sides and we saw mud houses without running water & electricity. Enjoy the pics of all these types of houses.

It was a pleasant sight to see so many school children dressed in colorful uniforms. As we walked thru one school yard, I did get the attention of a few students who came to the window to see the “visitor”. I captured my favorite photo at this school. Check it out below.

Shopping in Ghana is on another level!!! Mr. Benoit was happy I couldn’t hang (save some $$$). LOL
Enjoy the Visions of Ghana. Peace n Blessings

OUR JOURNEY TO AFRICA

Bryant and I journeyed to the Motherland in November. Our journey to Ghana, West Africa was the most life-altering, eye-opening experience in all my days on Earth. Before the trip, I knew so little of Africa (although I had vivid fantasies in my mind). These fantasies are now replaced with memories of our real experiences, the visions, sounds, smells and beautiful people of Africa.

We spent 3 weeks in Ghana, starting and ending in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. In addition to spending time in the bustling metropolis of Accra (population over 2 million), we spent time in the bush, the forest, the coast, the ocean, the lake, on a mountain and in the 2nd largest city in Ghana.

We want to share some of our “Visions of Ghana” with you. We will take you on a tour of Ghana, thru my camera lense, in a series of posts.

I will begin were we began our journey, Accra. Enjoy!!

 

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A view of Accra from our hotel balcony.

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In the Lobby of our hotel, waiting to leave for our tour.

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Rita Marley Foundation and Studio

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Rita Marley is a resident of Ghana.

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Accra from up high

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View from our balcony

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Accra, Ghana

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Flagstaff House – Presidential Palace

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The Flagstaff House, commonly known as “Flagstaff House”, is the presidential palace in Accra which serves as a residence and office to the President of Ghana

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The Black Star of Ghana represents it’s independence

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Black Star Square, also known as Independence Square. This is a public square. On this day they were holding an event.

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Lots of people in attendance for this event in Black Star Square

 

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Bryant with some of the locals at Labadi Beach.

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Labadi Beach in Accra

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Labadi Beach offers restaurants and bars, hotels and resorts, horseback riding, swimming and so much more.