"The Dancers" by Kenneth Zakee
27 x 31 inches, fused fabric applique -- framed
The inspiration for my work comes from African/African American culture. I consider everything a canvas. I am presently working with clothing, greeting cards, wall hangings, and gourds from West Africa. African symbols state clearly the cultural pride of my work.
Kenneth Zakee is an Artist/Poet and community activist. A 35 yr old resident of Atlanta. Born in Cleveland, Ohio. While attending Morehouse College he co-founded America's first African Fraternity; KMT Asen in 1987. He served as Chairman of Metro Atlanta Kwanzaa Assn (M.A.K.A.) and membership.from 1988-2000. He co-founded Klub Kuumba; an open mic poetry gathering (1993-2000) Zakee also worked with the Atlanta homeless population and served as program director for Trinity House-Big Bethel program for homeless men with drug problems. During his tenure there; Zakee established the Kalonji Brotherhood: a rite of passage support group for men in recovery. Zakee has received numerous awards for social and artistic endeavors and appeared on several media outlets for his work. Zakee is committed to serving our youth and inspiring a new generation of artists and leaders.
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