The fifth edition of the art exhibition, Out of Africa returns to the South Main Arts District by bringing contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora to the forefront during Black History Month. The Out of Africa exhibition features contemporary artwork created by four emerging artists, including Nigerian-born artists, Adewale Adenle and Norbert Okpu, international rising star, Houston-based artist Robert Pruitt and Trinidadian-born, Los Angeles based artist, Miles Regis. The exhibition will be a destination for new and established collectors, art patrons and cultural tastemakers!!
Art Village Gallery
Art Village Gallery started as a small art studio space in a back room at 333 Beale St in Memphis Tenn. Right after graduating from Art school, I was in a desperate need for a studio space to work, a space that I shared with two other resident artists who later move out leaving me with a large enough space to display my works. Thus was born Art Village gallery. The year was 1990.
The need for a Village Style gallery was to fulfill one of my childhood dreams, which is to create a community of artist working and playing together just like it was in my village growing up as a young boy in Nigeria. Today the gallery represents artist from Columbia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Thailand, Zimbabwe and Namibia to mention a few.
Our mission is simply to connect the Mid -South with exotic works of art from talented but unknown artist living in developing countries.