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Native Visions – Zimbabwe master Shona stone sculptor Godfrey Zonde
December 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zimbabwe master Shona stone sculptor Godfrey Zonde will visit Call of Africa’s Native Visions Gallery in Naples December 4 to discuss his latest collection. “Godfrey carries on the tradition of sculptors who believe they’re literally liberating the spirits out of their stone mediums,” says Call of Africa founder Ross Parker. “He’s adept in both realism and abstract works and is a master restorer of artwork created in stone indigenous to Africa.”
Parker, a Zimbabwe expatriate and former soldier, worked in the diamond and sports car industries until opening his first gallery in Boca Raton in 1987, followed by a Fifth Avenue South location 12 years later. “I wanted to run a gallery where art became a vehicle for giving back, and I knew that there’s nothing more powerful in bringing the plight of Africa to the attention of the world than showcasing African art.” (nativevisions.com) —L.G.