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Meet Zimbabwe Stone Sculptor Godfrey Zonde
December 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Native Visions Gallery brings African artists to 5th Avenue South to meet art collectors and bring public attention to the plight of Africa through art.
Come meet Zimbabwe master stone sculptor Godrey Zonde is visiting the United States to open the Call of Africa’s Native Visions Gallery exhibition series.
Zonde learned under the personal tutelage of world-renowned verdite master sculptor James Tandi. Verdite, a very rare stone, is only found in two deposits worldwide, first in eastern Zimbabwe and secondly in South Africa. It is a chromium rich type of Muscovite, which gives its rich green shade with a spotless shine from the small crystals. This exquisite green stone is also known as African jade or Buddstone.
Godfrey carries on the Mukomberanwa tradition of Zimbabwean animists —sculptors who believe they are literally liberating the spirits out of their stone mediums