| EXHIBIT RUNS
SEPTEMBER 19 - NOVEMBER 14, 2007
The exhibit is over, but we still have most of Fritz's paintings in the gallery.
Click here to view more of Fritz Millevoix's paintings
Fritz Millevoix was born in Port-au-Prince,
Haiti, in 1957
and began painting at the age of 14. Despite
his four years of formal training, he prefers to work in the
so-called naïve or primitive style. He moved to the United States
in 1988 and currently resides in Chicago.
Mr. Millevoix has had exhibitions in Italy, Germany,
Puerto Rico. In the United States he has
shown in New
York, Philadelphia, Florida, Atlanta, Chicago and now Cleveland. He has received numerous awards as well as
illustrated several children’s books.
|Ifeyinwa Umeike was
born on the 21 of April, 1972, the fourth in a
family of seven children. She hails from the Igbo tribe of
eastern Nigeria whose people are renown for their commerce, bravery and
artistry. She is a graduate of economics from the University of
Ibadam. She says that art constitutes the greater part of her
life, although she received no formal training in this field.
She paints in gouache and has adopted the use of local Nigerian fabrics which add a touch of bright color to the delicate pastel effect of the paintings. The technique of stencil-like cut outs must be carefully observed to appreciate the fine craftsmanship of each painting.
Apart from selling and exhibiting her art in several galleries in Nigeria, she has made a book cover design for the American Women’s Club in Nigeria. It is entitled Lagos Easy Access. She currently resides in Canada.