Art Exhibitions to Commemorate the Ethiopian Millennium, Harlem

The inaugural show for Addis Heights millennium arts exhibition series featured 23-year-old Helina Metaferia, a U.S.-born Ethiopian-American artist from Washington, D.C.

Here are images from the opening hosted by Addis Heights Lidjoch Org. The project is sponsored by Tadias Magazine and Africalling.com.

Photos by Gideon Belete
City: Harlem, New York
Event Name: Opening of Addis Heights Millennium Art Exhibition Series
Featured Artist: Helina Metaferia
Show Title: Finding Womban – An Exploration of femininity through painting.
Host: Addis Heights Lidjoch Org.
Venue: OC West
Address: 11 Edward M. Morgan Place (157 & Broadway)
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2007

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Above: Featured Artist Helina Metaferia (left) and writer Andrea Bostan. Photo by Angelica.

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Above: Featured Artist Helina Metaferia (left) and Leah Abraha (right).

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Above: Leah Abraha

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Above: Enjoying spring weather outside OC West

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Above: Helina Metaferia and friend

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Above: Hilawe Girma

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Above: Adebola Osakwe, owner of OC.

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Above: Helina’s parents

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Above: Tizita Fekredengel

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Above: Helina’s parents

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Above: From left – Actor Freedome Bradley, Africalling’s Gideon Belete, and John

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Above: From left – Tizita , Liben Eabisa, and Eleni.

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Above: Joelle Dussek (Production & Events Consultant), on the back ground – Kidane Mariam (Ethio-Cuban Cinematographer)

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Above: Ayele

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Above: Esabel

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Above: Liben Eabisa and Helina Metaferia

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Above: From left – Freedome Bradley, Nemo Semret and Liben Eabisa

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Above: Helina Metaferia (left) and Leah Abraha

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Above: From left – Freedom Bradley, Gideon Belete, John and Nemo Semret

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Above: Part of the proceeds from the sale of the book Abyssinia of Today (Robert P. Skinner’s memoir, a narrative of the first American diplomatic mission to black Africa), helps to pay part of the production cost for the Millennium Art Exhibition Series.

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Above: Gideon Belete.

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Above: Kidane Mariam (Ethio-Cuban Cinematographer)

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5 Responses to “Art Exhibitions to Commemorate the Ethiopian Millennium, Harlem”


  1. 1 Baheilu Apr 24th, 2007 at 12:51 am

    Good luck Helina Metaferia.
    Beautiful pictures!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks

  2. 2 Morris Jun 28th, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    Hi Helina,wow I’m so trilled right know.I can’t believe I found you,I never forget the time we met at Jamaica Grande,I had the picture of you in my head all this time.I had a bit of problem them time back then but I’m greatful that I’ve grown a lot know.
    You must wonder how I found you that your emailaddress : abyssinia&@excite.com could not work.I was wondering and since this week destiny allows me to think of searching for Helina Metaferia on the yahoo and msn search ingine and walla! I found you.You might not remember me but I wish we could link up again or even to start our friendship on a new page,you mean something to me,you are a motivation.Congratulations on your achievements I hope to be opportuned some time.Anyway BLESSED LOVE allright!!

  3. 3 Mike Lonneke Oct 28th, 2007 at 8:50 pm

    For about 5 years I worked with Gideon Belete here in Washington. A GREAT guy and I have lost track of him. If you can get this message to Gid, ask him please to call me. I have returned from living in Europe and would like to hook up with him.

    Mike Lonneke (Schiavone)

    Thank you!

  4. 4 Helen koch-mekonnen Dec 6th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Hi there ….

    wow ….that is really amazing! Keep it up dear and your works are beautiful as you are.

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