FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ghana Week DC Welcomes Visionary Artists from Ghana for Inspiring Fireside Chat

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Washington DC, October 9th, 2023 – Ghana Week DC officially kicks off today with an opening ceremony that will also launch the Art Exhibition showcasing the work of talented Ghanaian artists. The event will feature an engaging Fireside Chat featuring two remarkable artists, Nana Kwesi Agyare-Ansah and Kwadwo Birikorang Adjei, during the opening ceremony at the True Reformer Building in Washington DC this evening beginning at 5pm. 

Nana Kwesi Agyare-Ansah is an innovative artist and master in contemporary African art and its vibrant and evolving world. For over two decades, he has carved his niche in the abstract art world, continuously pushing the boundaries with his vibrant and introspective creations. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Accra, Ghana, and a background in marketing, Kwesi Agyare-Ansah combines his artistry with academia.

Widely recognized by his signature, “KwesiAgyare,” he has become a prominent figure in Ghana’s art scene. His artwork, characterized by vivid visual narratives, resonate deeply, mirroring the nuanced realities of life in Ghana and fostering connections through the universal language of art. KwesiAgyare’s creative journey has transcended borders, with exhibitions spanning various countries, including Nigeria, Dubai, France, South Africa, and Zambia.  His collection of work graces the interiors of private collectors, hotels, offices, and libraries worldwide, a testament to his work. His work even found its way into the popular Ghanaian movie “The Perfect Picture.”

As a documentary photographer, Kwadwo Birikorang Adjei, also known as Mr. Banks, is driven by a deep curiosity for culture and an unwavering commitment to capturing authentic stories through his camera lens. Kwadwo’s passion for photography was ignited at an early age, evolving from a hobby into a lifelong journey of storytelling through images.

Kwadwo’s work focuses on raw emotion, real moments, and unfiltered narratives, shedding light on social, cultural, and historic issues. His photographs reveal the beauty in the mundane and the profound in the commonplace. With an acute sensitivity to human emotions and an ability to blend into diverse cultures, Kwadwo captures candid and unguarded moments that provide a window into the lives of his subjects.

His commitment extends to giving a voice to marginalized communities globally through impactful visual essays. Each image serves as a testament to his dedication to truth, respect for his subjects, and his unwavering belief in the power of visual storytelling to inspire change.

Together, Nana Kwesi Agyare-Ansah and Kwadwo Birikorang Adjei will engage in a Fireside Chat moderated by Lady Dentaa Amoateng MBE, Founder and President of GUBA Enterprise. Their stories and experiences promise to captivate and inspire attendees, offering unique insights into the world of art, culture, and the transformative power of visual storytelling.

Their discussion also serves as the official opening of the Cultural Art Exhibition that will be held throughout the week as part of the Ghana Week DC & Capital City Africa Festival events. It promises to be a celebration of Ghanaian creative spirit while amplifying the culture and rich heritage of the nation. 

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Ivy Prosper

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