Rockstone’s Office to host art show
The Django Bar at Rockstone’s Office in Accra is haven for people who want to network in a pleasant atmosphere, have a drink and dance to some contemporary music.
The club would, however, open its doors to the work of artist, Yaw Ofosu Safori on Thursday, May 5 in a bid to help make art more accessible to a mainstream audience.
Art exhibitions in the nation’s capital usually tend to attract the same pool of people all the time. The management of Rockstone’s Office, in partnership with Deborah Ahenkorah’s Fifty Four Faces outfit want to take art directly to people in their favourite spaces.
“There are many art lovers in the system who are not able to attend the exhibitions in the major galleries. That’s why Reggie Rockstone and Zilla Limann of Rockstone’s Office and my company have taken the initiative to pull art into the club.
“It will be the usual lively club ambience with some delightful art as extra fare for people to savour. We plan to make it a monthly affair and our theme is: One Artist. One Day. One Party,” Ms Ahenkorah said.
Safori, the artist whose work will be in the maiden programme, lived and worked in the United States for about two decades. With his gallery and studio now located at Oyarifa in the Ga East municipality, The 6.00pm Jungle Bar show would be his third public outing since coming back to settle in Ghana.
Self-trained with a big desire to chart his own path in the world of art, Safori works in a variety of media including acrylic, pastel, charcoal and water colour. He has a penchant for bright, vibrant colours but is also extremely imaginative with mellow tones.
He loves music a lot and it is a theme that runs through much of his work which are also populated frequently by women.
“The female figure is simply beautiful and it inspires a lot in me. Depicting them in my work is a way of showing respect to them,” Safori says.