An exhibition to showcase the works of talented Ghanaian artists to give maximum exposure to creatives has opened in Accra.
The exhibition, dubbed “Sound Out Premium Exhibition”, provides a platform for talented artists to exhibit their works, share their narratives, and contribute to the discourse surrounding the arts.
The annual arts festival, organised by the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) in collaboration with Media AK, which started last Friday, will end on January 21, next year.
This year’s exhibition, which is the fourth edition, will showcase the works of 23 Ghanaian artists at the Museum of Science and Technology in Accra.
At the opening of the exhibition in Accra last Friday, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GEPA, Dr Afua Asabea Asare, said arts had an incredible power to transcend boundaries, communicate across cultures and tell stories that resonate with the soul.
The Sound Out Premium Arts Exhibition, she said, served as evidence of the diverse pool of talent within Ghana’s borders, showcasing the potential for our artists to leave a lasting impact on the global stage.
She encouraged all to patronise the artworks since it took artists a lot of creativity to produce them.
“As we peruse the masterpieces on display, let us not only appreciate the aesthetics but also recognise the economic potential that lies within each stroke of the brush, each sculpture, and every piece of artistic expression.
“GEPA remains committed to supporting the arts as a strategic sector for export development. We aim to create an environment where our artists can thrive, both locally and internationally,” she said.
Speaking on behalf of the participating artists, Amarkine Amarteifio said: “After being part of this programme since its inception, I’ve taken a keen interest in the steps Ghanaian artists in collaboration with GEPA have taken to build and promote the Ghanaian arts industry through such exhibitions for both local and international communities.”
He explained that it was through the creative talents showcased at such exhibitions with support from Ghanaians that artists whose works were displayed contributed to green basking moments.
He added that each painting displayed on the wall represented a private well-being that artists wanted the public to reconsider, re-think, re-imagine and possibly help to materialise.
Source: Graphic online