Renowned Artist/Painter Shiri Achu known by her creative name Shiri Achu Art will be showcasing and auctioning some of her timeless art pieces at the Bright Light Projects (BLP) 2023 Annual Fundraising Gala in Houston Texas on Saturday, November 18, 2023, as part of an ongoing commitment in supporting BLP’s work transforming lives of vulnerable youths especially girls in sub-Saharan Africa.
“I am looking forward to auctioning some of my art pieces to support BLP,” Shiri said. “BLP’s work inspires me so much especially being in the creative art space. Depicting and showcasing African art and beauty is at the core of my work. Seeing young vulnerable girls being transformed into serial entrepreneurs warms my heart. I have no choice but to lend my support to BLP on their 2023 Annual Fundraiser and in the future on the great work they are doing.” Shiri Achu Art said.
BLP is a United Nations-accredited NGO with special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council since 2021 and a voice for sustainable development around the globe. BLP 2023 Annual Fundraising Gala is focused on raising funds to start Empowerment Centres in Cameroon and Sierra Leone to expand the reach of their programs and immediate employment for its graduating students.
Shiri’s paintings reflect the beautiful simplicity of Africa and she offers this to the Western world to encourage understanding of the culture, interest, and travel to African nations.
Shiri has been privileged to exhibit and talk about her paintings at The Commonwealth Secretariat in London, The Houses of Parliament, The African Village at the London Olympics 2012, and also the BBC TV show “Show Me the Monet” after her painting “Rose” was shortlisted for the show.
Prominent public figures like Africa’s Cameroonian football legend Roger Milla, Grammy award-winning American Singers Brandy and Faith Evans, British actor James Faulkner, British soul singer (MBE) Omar, Cameroon makossa legendary musicians: Papa Salle John, Sam Fan Thomas, and Prince Ndedi Eyango; Ghanaian politician, daughter of Kwame Nkrumah, Samia Nkrumah; Jamaican living legend Mutabaruka; singers: Angelique Kidjo, and Soul Queen Angie Stone all own Shiri Achu Art.
Shiri Achu Art is also owned by over 900 collectors who buy from her website, at art fairs, group and solo exhibitions, and also from those who buy from The Smithsonian and elsewhere…
Some of her awards and accolades include:
- Ayoo Africa Top Ten 2020 – Art 2020 – Culture Award -Prince Georges County April 2022
- Ambassador of the Restructuring of the Arts of Cameroon -Dec. – 2022 – Faces of Peace Award October 2022 – The Collectors Art Prize 2023 – International Pegasus Art Prize – May 2023
- Michelangelo The Genius of Italy Art prize – July 2023 – Star of Art and Market – July 2023
You can contact Shiri Achu Art:
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter: @shiriachuart / Instagram: shiriachuart / Facebook: SHIRI ACHU ART
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