Founded in: 2020
+50 artworks in Aworanka
Founded in 2020 by Dare Herald who is an artist, art collector, and preacher. Kokopelli Gallery is a modern and contemporary Art gallery. It's a part of the Kokopelli NG organization, a kaleidoscopic body that has a special interest in storytelling as well as aesthetics.
Kokopelli symbolizes fertility - to bring to life from a barren ground. In folklore, Kokopelli refers to a mystical creature who was believed to visit villages and play its flute overnight to women who could not have children, in the village. These women would dance to Kokopelli’s tunes through the night and get pregnant by morning. This name was chosen by Kokopelli’s founder as a representation of himself and his ability to build things from scratch - from making music with just a hat and a clap, to creating paintings from his imagination and building a business with only talent and a little capital.
Kokopelli aims to help people tell their story. They create a home for artists who want to show their imaginations which have been brought to life.
Kokopelli gallery showcases works of ingenious artists in Africa and beyond, also serves as a hub for creativity and craftsmanship. It is also a hub to have fun and rekindle your fire as a creative with various events like Night of Tales, Jazz hour, Poetry night, Sip and Paint, Wine tasting events, among others.
- 1. Greg Onyeka Solo Exhibition, August 15, 2021.
About the founder
Dare Herald, the pioneer of the Kokopelli NG organization, is a modern and contemporary artist who is extemporaneous in his approach. His works cover African stories, Bible stories, humor, and mystery, with his renderings in impasto and brush.
He is a preacher, traveler, and art collector.