The black fabric on which the Ubuhle women work is reminiscent of the Xhosa headscarves and skirts which many of them grew up wearing. Using skills handed down through generations, and working in their own unique style—“directly from the soul,” according to artist Ntombephi Ntobela—the women create abstract as well as figurative subjects for their ndwangos. Ubuhle means “beauty” in the Xhosa and Zulu languages, and it describes the shimmering quality of light on glass that has a particular spiritual significance for the Xhosa people.
- Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 - Sunday, Sep 10, 2017
- Location: 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton Art Institute, OH
- Phone: (937) 223-4278
- Time: Wed., Fri., & Sat. 11am-5pm, Thurs., 11am-8pm, Sun., 12pm-5pm
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