With stunning new work, Collen Nyanhongo returns to introduce the Arizona art scene to his sculptures.
In 2005 The Arizona Fine Art EXPO made its debut and received outstanding reviews. This incredible feat was achieved by enlisting the help of her family and creating a partnership with Judi’s husband Roger, Dennis, her brother, and his wife Judy. Together, they now proudly bring you the 14th Annual Arizona Fine Art EXPO.
With the formation of the Arizona Fine Art EXPO, Judi, Roger, Judy & Dennis have taken their passion for fine art and created an event that combines the aspects of a juried fine art festival, the elements of a gallery and the inner-workings of an artist’s studio. The result is a unique experience of art that functions as an educational tool for the public and children in our community.
As the producer of the Arizona Fine Art EXPO, they are dedicated to the enhancement of art appreciation and education. Whether you are a committed art collector or a new patron to the arts, we are confident that your experience with the Arizona Fine Art EXPO’s finest art arena will be among your fondest memories.
2020 EXPO INFO
When– Jan 10th – March 22nd, 2020
Where– 26540 N. Scottsdale Rd, SCOTTSDALE, Az 85255
What– 124 Artists Studios
Art– Sculptures, Bronzes, Southwest Art, Western Art, Metal Art, Stone Sculptures, Wood Sculptures, Paintings, Watercolor, oil, acrylic, contemporary, realism, modern, impressionism, floral, glass & glassblowing, ceramics, gourds, wood carving, PHOTOGRAPHY
Hours – 10am -6pm, 7 days a week
Cost – $10 season pass, $8.00 Military & Seniors | Free Parking Wheelchair access
ARTISTS’ GARDEN PARTIES
For more information see Arizona Fine Art Expo
Collen Nyanhongo’s homeland is Zimbabwe, which means “large house of stone.” He is a member of the most significant family of artists in Zimbabwe and learned the craft of using simple hand tools to sculpt his stones from his father, Claude Nyanhongo, a first-generation artist who helped create the Zimbabwe Sculpture Movement in the 1950’s and 60’s. The Zimbabwe Sculpture Movement is heralded as the most prominent art form to emerge from Africa in the 20th century.
Forging his own vision from his powerful artistic roots, Collen Nyanhongo blends traditional figurative form into metaphorical abstract expression that transcends his past and establishes him as an eminent world artist whose work has been honored in Zimbabwe, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Australia, Holland, England, Switzerland, Germany, South Africa, and the United States.
Collen sculpts in all sizes, from a 15-ton marble stone for a public art project in Fort Collins, Colorado to smaller pieces that demand to be held and caressed. He prefers working with hard stones like Springstone, Serpentine, and Lepidolite and ships them in from Zimbabwe quarries to wherever he is living and working.
He is a bridge maker whose sculptures fracture the barriers of language and culture and sing to us in a universal language of human emotion and experience. Honoring simplicity and directness in his life and his art, his work compels the viewer to dismantle the trivial and contemplate the vitality of the human spirit.
Collen Nyanhongo is available for workshops, teaching sessions, commissions, sculpture gardens, and exhibitions worldwide. His home is in Zimbabwe but he travels throughout Europe and the United States for art shows and gallery events.