Artist of the Day- Ubuhle (click on image to view individually)

Showing at the Currier Museum in Manchester NH.

This exhibit is truly amazing. Designs and patterns. Color and texture. So much more than I expected. Don’t miss it!

In 1999, two South African women, Ntombephi Ntobela and Bev Gibson, established an artist’s community on a former sugar plantation in the rural outskirts north of Durban. The goal of the Ubuhle (Ub-buk-lay, Zulu for “beauty”) community was to use traditional bead-art as a way for women to develop a skilled trade and become financially independent. Since then, the work created by this small, tightly-knit group has experienced meteoric success and has been shown internationally, including an exhibition at the Smithsonian in 2013.