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Debre Berhane Selassie

Debre Berhan Selassie an easy stroll 2km northeast of town. Despite its walls hosting the nation’s most vibrant ecclesiastical artwork, it’s the ceiling that captures most visitors’ imaginations. Think of Mona Lisa’s smile and multiply it 104 times!

Debre Berhane Selassie Debre Berhane Selassie

www.afewerktekle.com

A Dedicated Website for The World Most Honorable Maitre Artiste World Laureate IOM.CH Afewerk Tekle will be launched by StudioNet as part of its social responsibility program.

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Erta Ale, the living Shield Volcano

Erta Ale is a very remote and rarely visited shield volcano in the Afar region of East Africa.

Erta Ale, the living Shield Volcano Erta Ale, the living Shield Volcano

Mulatu Astatke

The Father of Ethio Jazz: Mulatu Astatke

Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Astatke

Churches in Ethiopia

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Churches in Ethiopia Churches in Ethiopia

Kay Kabaro: Simien jackal

The Ethiopian wolf is the rarest canid in the world (Sillero 2001), and is one of the world's rarest mammals.

Kay Kabaro: Simien jackal Kay Kabaro: Simien jackal

Beautiful Scenery of Ethiopia

Awasa , southern Ethiopia’s largest city, is 100km further south and sits on the shores of attractive Lake Awasa. With plenty of facilities, a great fish market and row boats to boot, Awasa is a great place to stop.  

Beautiful Scenery of Ethiopia Beautiful Scenery of Ethiopia

Gonder: Medieval castles of Ethiopia

The Center of Ethiopian art and culture Gondar, founded by Emperor Fasilidas around 1635, is famous for its many medieval castles and the design and decoration of its churches.

Gonder: Medieval castles of Ethiopia Gonder: Medieval castles of Ethiopia

Art of Ethiopia at the Sheraton Addis 2010

 

Art of Ethiopia at the Sheraton Addis, A Luxury Hotel

On a hilltop overlooking the Ethiopian capital sits the Sheraton Addis, A Luxury Collection Hotel, overlooking the city with plunging views of the National Palace. The hotel is the epitome of gracious living exemplifying sophistication and service excellence, mixing African refinement, modern accents, a unique design and exquisite furnishings.

 

A sanctuary of Ethiopian grandeur where a landscape of vibrant greens and colorful wildflowers meets the African sky and where our guests are invited to experience the historic treasures of the past with the modern marvels of the future, the Sheraton Addis offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in a sanctuary of artifacts at the National Museum, the bustling traditions of the Merkato, or the awe-inspiring architecture of one of the most sacred churches in the world. Due to our authentic nature and remarkable facilities accentuating our alluring hotel and its location, we are proud to be the host the third annual Art of Ethiopia 2010.

Art of Ethiopia 2010 will be exhibiting nearly 400 works of art from 40 of Ethiopia ’s leading established artists as of the 21st of August to the 24th of August 2010 at the five-star Sheraton Addis Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, in the astonishing Lalibela Grand Ballroom from 10am until 10pm with entrance being complimentary. In addition to the well-know artists’ work which will be on display people will also get the opportunity to view the works of some exciting new talents showcasing the future of Ethiopian art.

The following 40 artists will be featured during the exhibition: leading and renowned Artist Laureate Maitre Afework Tekle, Ale Felege Selam, Worku Mammo, Abdurahman M. Sherif, Worku Goshu, Tadesse Belaineh, Bekele Abebe, Zerihun Yetmgeta, Desta Hagos, Tadesse Mesfin, Wosene Worke Kosrof, Teshome Bekele, Eshetu Tiruneh, Lulseged Retta, Sisay Beyene, Mezgebu Tesema, Getahun Assefa, Bisrat Shibabaw, Abyalew Assefa, Daniel Taye, Wondwossen Beyene, Girma Seboka, Teferi Mekonnen, Gizachew Kebede, Gizachew Kebede, Dawit Abebe, Mathias Lulu, Yosef Lule, Eskinder (Alex) Maffi, Kerima Ahmed, Yitagesu Mergia, Kohar Kevorkian, Afera Teklu, Merikokeb Birhanu, Yacob Bekele, Meron Ermias, Tewdros Hagos, Addis Gezehagn, Bitsuamlak Ashenafi, Aklilu Temesgen, & Nitsusew Terefe.

With the superb and colorful kaleidoscope of Ethiopia’s finest works of art on show we guarantee that this will be a most memorable exhibition for all to enjoy. The Sheraton Addis Hotel has also prepared a catalogue of the art works on display, along with biographies of each artist. The revenue made from these catalogue sales will go into the Sheraton Addis Art Endowment Fund, set up to support art initiatives in Ethiopia.

The Sheraton Addis, A Luxury Collection Hotel has long been a patron of Ethiopian art and therefore we are proud to boast with the 70 paintings by local artists which we have on permanent display as part of the hotel’s collection.

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