Current Location:
Lake Huron Hall -> 2nd Floor (LHH)
Location Notes:
LHH; 2nd Floor; Right of Room 255

Kwamena

Artwork
Identifier:
2012.46.14
Artist:
Amy Masko
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Photograph
Date:
2010
Description:
Man in a red shirt sticking out his tongue which is partially black.
Historical Context:
In 2012, the GVSU Art Gallery worked with GVSU English professor Amy L. Masko to create “The Asafo of Ghana: A Life History of an Asafo Flag Dancer,” an exhibit that illustrated the life of the Asafo traditional drumming groups that have a historical foundation as militia in Ghana, West Africa where she took her sabbatical in 2009. While the group no longer has a military purpose, they now serve a primarily spiritual function for their community. The photographs shown in the GVSU Art Gallery exhibit illustrated the life of the Asafo, including scenes from festivals, funerals, and a farewell gathering the Asafo held for Amy Masko’s family.