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Fragments: Nana Ekow Maison

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present Fragments, a solo exhibition by Nana Ekow Maison.

Fragments is an exhibition of multi-layered works with various principal shapes. Particularly spidery silhouetted human figures interact with symbols, all anchored within a neatly defined pictorial space expressed with the weaving of color in an obsessive urge similar to pointillism.

Maison grew up in Ghana, Africa. He is a member of the Fante tribe in the Central region of Ghana, a tribe known worldwide for the creation of the Asafo flags. Maison’s artwork remains true to his African nature, creating from a fundamental desire to convey his thoughts and feelings through visible formats that employ both spiritual impressions and realistic symbols of things in his daily encounters. He teaches part-time at Bradley University and is a senior instructor at the Peoria Riverfront museum. 

The exhibition will open on Oct. 4, at 1 p.m., at the Schnormeier Gallery. A Gallery Talk will take place at 5 p.m., followed by a reception from 6-8 p.m. This exhibit will remain on display in the gallery through Oct. 31.

The Schnormeier Gallery is located at 221 S. Main St., Mount Vernon, on the first floor of MVNU’s Buchwald Center. It is open Monday through Friday, from 1-5 p.m. For more information, contact the Schnormeier gallery at

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 31 states and 22 countries/U.S. territories.