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Current Location:
Glenn A. Niemeyer Honors Hall -> 1st Floor (HON)
Location Notes:
HON; 1st Floor; Multipurpose Room

The Mandingo Festival

Victor, Mohammed and Adam
GVSU Collection
Graphite and Colored Pencil on Paper
circa 2012
Artworks - Height: 20.25 in Width: 30 in
Historical Context:
"We are three brothers and our names are Victor, Mohammed and Adam. We are from Liberia but we are now in Ghana because of the Civil War that took place in our country. We don't know the where about of our parents, we thank God for brining us safely to Ghana. As we reach to Ghana we end up on the street for some years, and it was not easy, for us. We had to work for people before getting a little money to buy food for our self. We though that our life was going end up on the street, but we always pray to God and believe in him that nothing is impossible in life. One day, as we were working on the street, a lady came and saw us working so hard. At first she spoke to us and ask us "Why are you guys, working so hard?, I think you should be in school," and we told her our story. So she decided to take us to an orphanage. From since Victor was 9 years, Mohammed was 5 years and Adam was 4 years we knew how to draw. We had the talent in us but we had no one to help us bring out talents. When we were in the orphanage home things was not going right. The staff who work at the home, they don't do the right thing with the money sent to them. So we decided to leave the home. So when the lady who took us at the orphanage came and saw that things wasn't going on well and the main thing that get her upset, she did not see us at orphanage home, so she decided to look for us and she found us at the same place we were working and she call us and took us to the police station after than she took us to Challenging Heights Children Care Center. We hope some days that God will shine and brighten out dreams and goals in life." -Victor, Mohammed, and Adam

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
colored pencils
mixed media
works on paper