Written by Judy Harper - Photography by Jill Richards

Written by Judy Harper - Photography by Jill Richards

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Master sculpture artist GEDION NYANHONGO juried into ART SAN DIEGO exhibits in Booth #135 - September 28 - October 1, 2017

San Diego, CA: September 28 – October 1, 2017. ART SAN DIEGO shares exciting news about its new location this year: the outstanding Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Selected as part of the cutting-edge talent featured at ART SAN DIEGO, Gedion Nyanhongo brings his spirited stone sculptures to Booth #135 – a spacious area right next to the UBS VIP Lounge.

The Redwood Media Group is the marketing backbone of a number of serious and stellar art shows held throughout the year, including ART SAN DIEGO. Recently, at ART SANTA FE, Gedion Nyanhongo received the 2017 Award for Best New Exhibitor presented to him by Eric Smith, President and CEO of Redwood Media Group, the man and the organization behind these venerable events.

The ART SAN DIEGO four-day event is expected to attract more than 15,000 high-end collectors as the Wyland Expo Center is transformed into an upscale gallery-style venue. The 30,000+ square foot exhibition space will feature more than 500 leading contemporary artists from across the nation and around the world. Top galleries, art publishers and established studio artists also come together in this vibrant arts setting. 

Recognized as the only contemporary are show in the area, ART SAN DIEGO contributes greatly to the enrichment of the city’s arts scene. Now in its ninth year, it is a leading cultural event in all of Southern California, offering a dynamic agenda of site-specific art projects, art labs, art talks, special events, entertainment and more.

Collectors, patrons, emerging artists, and art enthusiasts can and will enjoy all that ART SAN DIEGO has to offer. The Del Mar Fairgrounds is located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, California -  just 20 miles north of downtown San Diego. Visit art-sandiego.com to find out more about private events, opening preview party, and weekend hours. 

Gedion Nyanhongo will be in Booth #135. He creates sculptures using the techniques of, and in the style of the Shona Sculpture movement particular to his homeland of Zimbabwe – from where he also imports the stone he carves 100% by hand. Gedion Nyanhongo’s sculptures offer to the viewer endearing elements of his Shona culture - the traditional values of the importance of community, positive and respectful human relationships, the sacredness of life - with the intention to seek, evoke and inspire these same values in their own families and cultures. All the while, it’s as if the stone is guiding his hand to release the spirit within.