“Multifaceted” Art Show on Display at North Hennepin
There is an Akama art exhibit up at North Hennepin Community College that may make you stop and think.
“This is my very first exhibition and not only is it my very first exhibition, this building is where it all started for me,” said Paul Akama Egbe.
Paul Akama Egbe’s journey is fascinating. Six years ago he was strolling the halls of the fine arts building, but not because he was an art student.
“I was walking while patrolling campus and there was a student show, a photography show. And I remember looking at all the pictures. And I was like, this is really nice,” said Akama.
He was a security guard for North Hennepin Community College.
“A couple weeks later I got my own camera,” said Akama.
He taught himself the technical aspects of photography. he is also finishing up his bachelors in computer science. His photography skills are now paying for his degree completion. Paul is as passionate about his art as he is his about his major.
“People know that I create art. I take pictures. It’s like there’s so much more that I do,” said Akama.
He named the installation “Multifaceted.”
“And when you see a single photo, there’s so much more that goes into it. So many skills that go just beyond a camera click,” said Akama.
The show is as much about his personal journey as his artistic progression.
“When I see art that I admire one question I ask myself is, who made it and what state of mind was that person,” said Akama.
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