The crisp night air of December 9th 2011 did not stop the community of Adams Morgan from coming out to celebrate the debut of a vibrant new art collection tagged “Visual Grandeur Series”. This must see exhibition, featured at Marrakech Lounge in Washington, D.C., is produced by Visual Collaborative LLC, showcasing the work of 5 gifted creative professionals from near and far.
The intimate event opening drew a very eclectically diverse crowd. A special indulgence, in the form of a sensual musical presentation in a capella, captivated receptive guests with nostalgic sounds from recording artist Tolumide. The evening concluded with creative technologist, curatorial host, and occasional orator- Ade Abayomi Olufeko, delivering a very unique lyrical flow with warm words welcoming the month long opening.
The coupling of emerging and established artists featured that evening, included Hassan Kirkland (MFA) – North Carolina, Aniekan Udofia – Washington DC, Stanley Agbontaen – Washington DC, Eugene Ankomah – London UK, Ade Abayomi Olufeko – New York City. The style of art ranged from inspiring digital abstract art to modern contemporary works. The aspiration of the event was to promote the African signature restaurant, to entertain, educate, and inform the media and the community about the featured artists and their passion for their craft-artwork.
The show is part of a continuum of events in a traveling format, produced by Visual Collaborative. In the “Visual Grandeur” opening, local favorite Aniekan Udofia was introduced and docketed by Ade Olufeko to be watched. He has been commissioned to execute colossal murals around the Washington, D.C. area.