“Embracing Exploration” is now on view through March 7th at Trinity Art Guild’s Gallery, located at 2819 R. D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX 76021 (inside the Boys Ranch Park)
ABOUT THE JUROR
A recommendation from the Dallas Museum of Art led to a PBS special, Art Journeys Gallery: Out of Africa into America, produced by the Art Museum of South Texas at Corpus Christi in 1997. The program was syndicated nationally on PBS stations and broadcast to schools via Satellite in the Classroom.
In 2003, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri invited N’Kele to lecture in conjunction with their exhibition, Art of the Lega: Meaning and Metaphor in Central Africa.
N’Kele has exhibited throughout Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Iowa, Nevada, Oklahoma and the country of Norway. He has also conducted artist residencies, working with students from kindergarten through college in Irving, Dallas, Southlake and Fort Worth. His most recent Residency was at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
Ithaca University in New York included N’Kele on a list of 20th century African Americans who have made important contributions to the humanities for Forgotten Heritage, a series of sculptures with a historical theme.
Other honors and awards include:
Leadership Award, Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education, in recognition of outstanding accomplishments and contributions in art
Irving Black Arts Council’s People’s Choice Award
TCJC Art Interest Award for Sculpture
Selected Exhibitions Include:
Sioux City Art Center, Solo, Main Gallery, Sioux City, Iowa
Art Museum of South Texas at Corpus Christi, Texas
Irving Arts Center, Irving Texas
Ni unge kunstnere fra Hedmark, Norway
Stiftelsen 3,14/Hordaland International Gallery Bergen, Norway 1999
Diggs Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
Ellen Noel Museum of the Permian Basin Odessa, Texas
Spirit Square, Charlotte, North Carolina
Saratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Mosaics Series, Dallas Visual Art Center, Dallas, Texas
Austin Peay University, Clarksville, Tennessee
Beni Cassell Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada
Meadows Gallery SWAU, Keene, TX