01 Aug 2016
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Samuel Nii Obodae TortoMr. Samuel Nii Obodae Torto, a contemporary Ghanaian Artist resident in New York, USA on the 8th January, 2016 donated two of his art works to the Ghana High Commission in Pretoria.

Mr. Torto who was accompanied by his spouse Mrs. Ida Torto and some friends made the presentation when he called on His Excellency.

Receiving the art work, the High Commissioner, His Excellency Kwesi Ahwoi on behalf of the all the staff expressed gratitude to Mr. Torto for the kind gesture and encouraged him to improve on his artistic skills and also use his art work to help raise the flag of Ghana.

In a brief discussion before the presentation, Mr. Torto mentioned that the first art work which depicts an organ with different chords (black and white) signifies harmony and unity, which are necessary for peace among people of different race, religion or creed. He added that an organ is able to give harmonious sound when both the black and white chords are struck together.

The second artwork which depicts a drummer beating the drum signifies some part of the African culture of welcoming guest to a chief’s palace or an important gathering.

Mr. Torto is a product of Adisadel College, Cape Coast and also studied at the Takoradi Polytechnic and the University of Education, Winneba both in Ghana. He is currently reading his Master’s programme at the Adelphi University in New York.

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