Hamilton Landmark Galleries Presents Ademola Olugebefola

ademola photo credit

By Lynn Lieberman

In a special three-day presentation, the Hamilton Landmark Galleries will hold a solo exhibit of the work of Ademola Olugebefola.

Born in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and raised in New York City, Olugebefola began his career as a bassist, retiring from music in the late 1960’s to devote full time to the visual arts.

He is one of the original founders of the WEUSI Artist Collective, a movement that was founded in 1965, created for the purpose of promoting the African-American culture through art. This exhibit, entitled “Explorations & Discoveries”, will present many of the artists’ never before seen paintings and drawings, in a celebration of the gallery’s 18th Anniversary.


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His work is part of the permanent collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Hatch-Billows Archives, Howard University, and a host of other Institutions.

The exhibit will be on view from November 13 to November 15 from 4 pm to 8 pm, free and open to the public.

For more information and RSVP 646-275-9090.

A link for Ademola Olugebefola:
http://www.weusiart.com/#!ademola-olugebefola-/c1c5p
A link for the WEUSI Artist Collective:
https://www.facebook.com/Weusi-Artist-Collective-538963419508544/

Hamilton Landmark Galleries is located at 467 West 144th Street between Convent and Amsterdam Avenues.

Photo credit: Bear Mountain Series by Ademola 24″ x 36″ watercolor on paper, 2000, photo courtesy of the artist

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