Ogun Art + Wine Bar Announces African Art Gallery Grand Opening
Houston-based wine bar that doubles as an art gallery will hold its inaugural art gallery opening on Saturday, November 11.
HOUSTON, Texas, (Nov. 5, 2017) -- Ogun Art + Wine Bar, Houston-based wine bar that doubles as an art gallery, will hold its inaugural art gallery opening on Saturday, November 11 featuring a collection of select art from Nigeria, Gabon, and other regions of sub-Saharan Africa. Located on 920 Studemont Street, the new exhibit will be celebrated with experiences from Africa, providing a flavor of the culture with food, wine, art and music from various regions of Africa.
The meet-the-artist reception will take place from 4-6:30 p.m. at the upscale art gallery and wine bar. The event is free to the public and will feature a myriad of original pieces ranging in size, scope and color. Patrons will have an opportunity to speak with the owner of Ogun Art + Wine Bar, Laolu Davies, and the gallery’s new artistic director, Malik Shabazz, who searches for unique art from around the world to collect and preserve, offering enthusiasts a personalized way to discover and shop for African art.
“We are spreading the history and culture of Africa,” said Davies, the visionary behind Ogun Art + Wine and Houston real estate developer. “At Ogun, we have a real appreciation for art and want to share the gems of Africa with the Houston community. We are excited about what this means for the gallery-wine bar becoming a cultural resource to the city.”
With the opening of the art gallery, Ogun Art + Wine Bar will create a true cultural experience in Houston adding to the city’s diversity. All pieces in the gallery make a statement that depicts everyday life in Africa, emblematic of unique hand-crafted styles made by various tribes, and are available for purchase. The collection includes sculptures, ethnic jewelry, furniture and home decor statement pieces such as bronze statues, African masks, wood carvings and more. Inside, the lighting is warm with dark blue walls and 20-foot ceilings embodying a 19th century style that enhances the patron’s experience in learning about African traditions through art, wine and light bites.
The art and wine bar provides a place where neighbors can relax, unwind, and explore the beauty of different cultures through art while spending quality time with friends and family over a glass of wine. Following the art opening, coffee and espressos will be introduced to the menu in addition to a series of educational programs including exhibits showcasing African artists, art tours of different parts of Africa and African wine tasting events allowing the space to become a gathering place for art, history and wine lovers alike.
The gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment. The wine bar is open from 4 p.m. daily, closing at 10 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, 11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Complimentary parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
About Ogun Art + Wine Bar
Recognized for its uniqueness and passionate depiction of African culture, Ogun Art + Wine Bar is a wine bar that doubles as an art gallery located in the Memorial Heights neighborhood. Ogun is the first of its kind wine bar in Houston blending art from Africa alongside wine from the Americas, Europe and various regions of the world. Capitalizing on the building’s unique architecture, the art and wine bar builds on a 19th century thematic layout creating a gathering space that enhances the patron’s experience. Ogun Art + Wine Bar believes in demystifying cultural misperceptions about Africa and introducing patrons to the richness of African cultural diversity. For more information, visit https://www.ogunartwine.com/ or follow Ogun Art + Wine Bar on Facebook (www.facebook.com/OgunArtWine), Twitter (@OgunArtWine) and Instagram (@OgunArtWine).
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