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

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.

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



Above: Leah Abraha

Above: Enjoying spring weather outside OC West

Above: Helina Metaferia and friend

Above: Hilawe Girma

Above: Adebola Osakwe, owner of OC.


Above: Helina’s parents

Above: Tizita Fekredengel

Above: Helina’s parents

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

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

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

Above: Ayele

Above: Esabel


Above: Liben Eabisa and Helina Metaferia

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

Above: Helina Metaferia (left) and Leah Abraha

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

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.

Above: Gideon Belete.

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!!!!!!!!!


  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& 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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