Reception welcomes visitors to the city, fulfilling a Nigerian tradition that visitors should be welcomed by the most beautiful woman within the house and offered a gift. Reception is a stone cast sculpture of an African woman, dressed in traditional attire, holding a drinking gourd.
A trained sculptor who grew up in Benin, Nigeria, Fred Ajanogna has created figurative sculptures in Nigeria and the US. His works are on display at several Atlanta locations, as well as in the private collection of former President Jimmy Carter and home of Maya Angelou. He is currently working on bronze relief of the late mayor of Atlanta that was commissioned by the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Location: Roswell Riverwalk
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Roswell Arts Fund, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to strengthen the scope of public arts in the city and to champion the ability of the arts to excite the imagination, strengthen public places, and encourage conversation.
As the designated Art Agency for the City of Roswell since 2015, RAF leads the implementation of public art initiatives as directed by the City and defined by the City’s Imagine Roswell Arts and Culture 2030 Study and the Public Art Master Plan.