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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Opening reception and Creative Cocktail Hour at Real Art Ways Thursday night

Real Art Ways
56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006
Nov. 15—Dec. 16, 2007
Opening reception during Creative Cocktail Hour: Thurs., Nov. 15, 6—10 p.m.

Press release

Real Art Ways' debuts Kambui Olujimi's World Famous Dr. Keller's THE LOST RIVERS DREAM INDEX. The opening reception will be Thurs., Nov. 15, during Creative Cocktail Hour, from 6—10 p.m. Creative Cocktail Hour is $10 for the general public, $5 for members, and free for members who joined before 9/20/07.

Kambui Olujimi is a conceptual artist who examines the function and the creation of iconography through poetry, installation, video and photography. THE LOST RIVERS DREAM INDEX is a site-specific work that focuses on mythology in both a historical and contemporary context. Dreams contain many symbols; Olujimi's dream book will intimately engage viewers in the interpretation of these symbols. By using his book entries as building blocks, readers can carefully tailor their own personal mythologies. This work explores a mythopoeic relationship between the artist and his audience.

Kambui Olujimi was born and raised in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Olujimi received his BFA from Parsons School of Design. His work has been featured in museum exhibitions on a national and international level, at The Smithsonian Institute, Kiasma Musuem of Contemporary Art in Helsinki and Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Poland. His lectures include the Goethe Institute in Accra, Ghana; Tisch School of the Arts; and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He has recently been selected for The Fine Art Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts and the Apexart Outbound Residency Program in Kellerberin, Australia.


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