Clyde Bango at Museum of African Culture’s Contemporary Gallery

Clyde Bango , “Under the tree”

Don’t miss the First Friday Art Walk opening of  “Pasi peMuti” “Under the Tree ,”  a one-man show of the work of Clyde Bango  in the Museum of African Culture’s Contemporary Gallery.  Artist Clyde Bango is  a native of Zimbabwe, and a recent graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.  Bango earned a double major in both biochemistry and visual arts, fulfilling his parents’ wishes for him to study science, and the artist’s own dream to study art.  The artist’s wire sculptures feature  portraits, figures and 3D sculptures. These wire sculptures draw an intricate attention to line and plane as fundamental units of structure, living or man-made. His magnificent wire tree in the show honors the late Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize.    (J-Pegs of Bango’s art are available on request).

The First Friday Art Walk at the museum will also feature the music of  Jacob’s Marimba’s, an orchestra of beautiful wooden marimba’s, instruments that are in the xylophone family.

The Museum of African Culture is at 13 Brown Street in Portland and open each monthly First Friday Art Walk in Portland. FMI, visit