ZimSculpt Exhibit

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©Patricia Feager, 4/30/2017

 

One of the great perks of being a member of the Dallas Arboretum is receiving member only invitations to special events and exhibits. Artscape Reimagined 2017, April 28-30, 2017 was absolutely Paradise. On Friday evening I met the Zimbabwean Sculptor, Aron Kapembeza, a self-taught artist who began sculpting at 18 years old. His art is known as Shona sculpture carved out of an array of different type of serpentine and semi-precious stone. I had the pleasure of speaking with him and watching the artist at work. He has a kindred spirit to his natural surroundings in Zimbabwe. To see the artists work on display mixed in with different landscaping at the Dallas Arboretum was a surreal experience that can hardly be imagined unless you see it in person. It's an exhibit I highly recommend. 

 

This is the most collected form of African art that can be found at the Museum of Modern Art in NY, the Rodin Musem and in the home of the Prince of Wales, the Rockefeller's, Morgan Freeman, Danny Glover and the late Michael Jackson. 

 

 

Zimsculpt 1

 

"Your habits lead you to your conscious." --- African Proverb

 

 

Zimsculpt 2

 

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." --- (African Proverb)

 

Zimsculpt 3

 

The demonstration of Zimbabwean artistry, from chisel to stone was simply breathtaking. This is a fine example of what passion looks and feels like. The artist creates all his work in stone, focusing on leaf bowls, a brilliant concept that attracts birds. His work has been on exhibit in Dallas, France, Holland, South Africa, Germany and Denmark. From the moment I walked into the gardens and was introduced to the works on exhibit, so cleverly displayed, something changed inside me. I was transformed. 

 

"It's not what you call me, but what I answer to." (African Proverb)

 

Patricia

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Will Hamm - thank you for the very nice compliment! I really appreciate that very much. 

I hope you have a beautiful Sunday!

Apr 30, 2017 07:35 AM #8
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Glad to see those who are patrons of the arts and that is a special invitation that no one should turn down. Glad you had a good time there.

Apr 30, 2017 07:54 AM #9
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Michael Jacobs - I find composing images in a collage affords me the opportunity to add to the artists' creavity and I enjoy doing it too. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Apr 30, 2017 07:55 AM #10
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Amazing creative work!  Thanks for sharing the pix with us!

Apr 30, 2017 07:55 AM #11
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Hi Patricia

Your title drew me in immediately, art lover and collector that I am. Those are wonderful creations, and such creative photos, too! What fun that must have been to see up close! I can't even imagine being able to do what he has done!

Enjoy your Sunday.

Jeff

Apr 30, 2017 08:01 AM #12
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Joe Pryor - I'm assuming you weren't impacted by the Tornadoes yesterday? I was thinking of you. East Texas suffered casualties and much loss to the communities. 

I had a great evening at the ZimSculpt Exhibit! 

Apr 30, 2017 08:01 AM #13
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Jeff Dowler - Although the Artist speaks with an accent, he speaks perfect English! Being the curious one, I asked him how to say a few phrases in his native language and he did. It sounded so beautiful - like music! He is such a nice and friendly man and so willing to share how he creates his art. In this particular piece in my photo, he said he should be done by tomorrow (which was yesterday). 

I am also a HUGE fan of the arts and that's why I said, I felt like I was in Paradise. If he ever comes to your area, I know you'll enjoy the exhibit and hopefully, you'll get to meet him too. There's something so absolutely breathtaking when you see sculpture in a natural setting as opposed to an indoor museum. Also, as I stood before the artist with the sun going down and the warm breezes going across both our faces I felt connected to his magical touch of artistry. It was an experience I will never forget. 

Apr 30, 2017 08:18 AM #14
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What a wonderful opportunity and from what you described I could actually feel the transformation with you!  That must have been fascinating.

Apr 30, 2017 09:33 AM #15
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Patricia,

Wonderful photos, words and quotes.  As usual, you leave us inspired.  Wishing you a great week.  A

Apr 30, 2017 10:20 AM #16
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That is very cool, he is a very talented person for sure!  I am glad that you got to enjoy this and meet him!

Apr 30, 2017 12:15 PM #17
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Patricia his sculptors are excellent.  That must have been a special experience to have been able to personally meet this Artist.

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What a fabulous event! Wish I lived closer so we could take in some of this fine events together! What fun to meet the artist in person!

Apr 30, 2017 02:41 PM #19
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What absolutely beautiful work - I hope that he plans to travel around the country to show his sculptures!

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Joanna Cohlan - I had to go back to visit the exhibit and talk some more to the Artist today. Here's where he'll be next:

Toledo Botanical Garden

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Apr 30, 2017 05:00 PM #21
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Brian England, George Souto and Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS  - There's something to be said about a man who can turn an ordinary stone into a work of art. He finds the stones, chisels and creates simultaneously, solders, waxes, sands, and keeps working the stone until he has a finished product. It could take days, months, or years to complete. 

Apr 30, 2017 05:08 PM #22
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Patricia loved your post and the pictures and when you mentioned the Rodin Museum you touched a nerve, my most beloved sculptor, been to many of his museums, Philadelphia, Europe....the list goes on, Endre

Apr 30, 2017 11:51 PM #23
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Patricia, your posts always leave me feeling inspired. Beautiful pictures and such a unique exhibit. 

May 01, 2017 06:18 AM #24
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What a great talent he is and like the wide variety of styles and interpretations. Thanks for sharing, Patricia.

May 01, 2017 07:16 AM #25
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Hi Patricia - I can't confirm it for sure, but I think Aron has had pieces on exhibit at Sculpture in the Park, the largest outsoor sculptue show in North America in Loveland CO. Zimbabwean sculptors have been exhibiting there for years and have many pieces in the permanent collection in Benson Park - it's all wonderful.

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I missed this originally but what a lovely exhibit, can understand your joy and the peace it brought to you. Lovely to see it on display in the arboretumgrounds.

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