Written by Gabrielle Little
Willimantic, Conn. -Abdoulaye Ndoye, a contemporary Senegalese artist, will share his love for traditional African Henna through his art at Eastern Connecticut State University at 3 p.m. on Nov. 17 in the Akus Gallery, located on the lower level of Shafer Hall at Eastern. The lecture is part of the University's Global Citizenship Program. The public is invited. Admission is free.
Ndoye is professor of art at the National School of Fine Arts in Dakar, Senegal, as well as founder and retired director of the National School of Design in Dakar. Ndoye is currently in residence in the International Artist Residency Program at the Griffis Art Center in New London, a program that has brought more than 60 artists from around the world to southeastern Connecticut in the last 25 years.
Ndoye's work is in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institute, and in museum, private and corporate collections throughout the world. This past fall, Ndoye's tryptich "Pourquoi" ("Why") was on display in the exhibition at the United Nations, "The Transatlantic Slave Trade: The Living Legacies of 30 Million Untold Stories," along with the work of Eastern Visual Arts Professor Imna Arroyo.
Ndoye received his Master of Fine Arts from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium.