15, October 2019
A WALES-based Cameroonian artist is featuring work depicting key figures from African history in a Bangor gallery.
Painter Jean Samuel Mfikela is showing striking portraits in the Bangor Arts Initiative Black History month show, on from Tuesday, October 14 to Saturday, October 26. The gallery, in the Deiniol Centre, depicts people and events that have crafted the history and experience of African people.
Bangor Arts Initiative’s Maggie Doherty said: “These stunning art pieces demonstrate the long journey through slavery, colonisation, independence in Africa and the progress in the civil rights of people of African descent.
“The exhibition has portraits of renowned African nationalist and freedom fighters like Jomo Kenyatta, Patrice Lumumba, Nelson Mandela, Miriam Makeba, but includes renowned civil rights activist like the great Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, and Mohamed Ali (Cassius Clay), to name a few.”