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Kuaba Gallery

Kuaba Gallery Indy’s Premiere Gallery for Contemporary Fine Art Kuaba Gallery, which is free and open to the public, is situated in Carmel, Indiana, just off Main Street.

The work of contemporary artists come from such countries as Ghana, Zimbabwe, Brazil, and South Africa. The display of beautiful art also makes for a wonderful atmosphere for corporate events, wedding receptions, and celebrations.

Operating as usual

We’d like to welcome you to come check out our special exhibit featuring long-time gallery mainstay Dominic Benhura amon...
10/01/2022

We’d like to welcome you to come check out our special exhibit featuring long-time gallery mainstay Dominic Benhura amongst others! Those exhibit will feature This exhibit will be located at Garfield In their Conservatory and Sunken Garden.

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In collaboration with the Dominic Benhura Studios, Kuaba Gallery, and Indy Parks presents CONFLUENCE: An Exhibition of S...
09/30/2022

In collaboration with the Dominic Benhura Studios, Kuaba Gallery, and Indy Parks presents CONFLUENCE: An Exhibition of Stone Sculptures featuring monumental works by Dominic Benhura and a selection of other highly talented stone sculpture artists from Zimbabwe. Between artists and conservationists around the world, there has always existed a remarkable similarity of thought, a community of interest based upon a deep respect for nature and the role of the family within it. The Sunken Garden and Conservatory at Garfield Park is home to hundreds of different plants from around the world and is complementary to the organic universality of these wonderful sculptures.

We’re Excited For Opening Night ✨Join Us Tonight For The First Look at “Reflections” by Slawek! We Can’t Wait To Share W...
09/09/2022

We’re Excited For Opening Night ✨
Join Us Tonight For The First Look at “Reflections” by Slawek! We Can’t Wait To Share With You This First Look At This Amazing Exhibit 💜

Next Saturday, August 13th, join us at Kuaba Gallery to celebrate and absorb Phyllis Boyd’s bold work! The show opens at...
08/08/2022

Next Saturday, August 13th, join us at Kuaba Gallery to celebrate and absorb Phyllis Boyd’s bold work! The show opens at 5PM and the Artist Talk starts at 6:15PM. See you there!

Kuaba Gallery’s artist Chika Idu is featured in Martha Stewart’s Magazine!  wow!! Swipe to see more of Chika’s breath ta...
07/20/2022

Kuaba Gallery’s artist Chika Idu is featured in Martha Stewart’s Magazine! wow!! Swipe to see more of Chika’s breath taking works

Works by Ghanaian artist Kofi Agorsor are now on display at Kuaba Gallery! Agorsor uses pulsating colors that can be int...
07/19/2022

Works by Ghanaian artist Kofi Agorsor are now on display at Kuaba Gallery! Agorsor uses pulsating colors that can be interpreted as lived experiences in modern day Ghana. His work presents worldly order but also a battle between the material and spiritual. His work is generally about love and affection, about the simple relationships that we make in our lives. You can purchase these paintings and more through our website (link in bio), visiting us at Kuaba Gallery, or by contacting us though our socials!

More works by Chika Idu! Contact us for prices or any inquiries regarding Chika’s work on our website (link in bio), vis...
07/15/2022

More works by Chika Idu! Contact us for prices or any inquiries regarding Chika’s work on our website (link in bio), visiting us at the gallery, or direct messaging us on our social media platforms.

Ghanaian artist Betty Acquah contemplates the trails, ambitions, celebrations, and successes of ordinary women in her ri...
06/28/2022

Ghanaian artist Betty Acquah contemplates the trails, ambitions, celebrations, and successes of ordinary women in her rich and florid works. Her use of contrasting vibrant colors and precise brush strokes pushes movement in her paintings. You can see more of Betty Acquah’s work in the gallery! Contact us for any questions or inquiries of Betty’s work by visiting the gallery, visiting our website, or through any of our socials.

New work by Nigerian artist Chika Idu has been rotated in our gallery! His work is greatly inspired by the colorist move...
06/23/2022

New work by Nigerian artist Chika Idu has been rotated in our gallery! His work is greatly inspired by the colorist movement. His use of heavy texture exposes a hazy result, creating a distortion in his subjects. work is truly mesmerizing.

Claudia’s show last Saturday was a success! The gallery was surrounded by friends, family, other artists, and live music...
06/14/2022

Claudia’s show last Saturday was a success! The gallery was surrounded by friends, family, other artists, and live music by the very talented .hedrick You can plan your next event at Kuaba Gallery by getting in contact with us either through social media or by visiting our website.

Join us at Kuaba Gallery on June 11th for an Aperitif and music with artist Claudia Labin.Claudia is a mixed media and s...
06/10/2022

Join us at Kuaba Gallery on June 11th for an Aperitif and music with artist Claudia Labin.
Claudia is a mixed media and sculpture artist whose works are currently on display at the gallery.
Her collages use layers of color and texture to deeply engage with one’s tactile senses.
Her work is ultimately completed by the viewer’s own private meaning and experience.

When: Saturday, June 11th from 5pm-9pm
Where: Kuaba Gallery, 404 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032

“Fork in the Road” is a new work featured in our gallery by artist Claudia Labin. Claudia is a Carmel local and has a fa...
05/25/2022

“Fork in the Road” is a new work featured in our gallery by artist Claudia Labin. Claudia is a Carmel local and has a fascination with Mixed Media and Collage. Her work and process engages with textures and layers that ultimately leave it up to the viewer’s own private narrative and experience. If you wish to inquire more about this piece and or other works from Claudia please contact us through Direct Message or through our website.

Market ⁣Oil on Canvas ⁣Artist: Abalde Glover ⁣40”x60”x4”
05/20/2022

Market ⁣
Oil on Canvas ⁣
Artist: Abalde Glover ⁣
40”x60”x4”

Explore our amazing collections ranging from artifacts to contemporary art! Kuaba Gallery seeks to bring African art and...
05/18/2022

Explore our amazing collections ranging from artifacts to contemporary art! Kuaba Gallery seeks to bring African art and art of Diaspora to the 21st Century. We are open 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, so stop by to learn and appreciate distinct cultures and a verity of art forms!

Title: ABOW NA TOKURAMedium: Found Flip Flops on SuedeDimensions: 56 x 102...By: Patrick Tahoe Turkson...               ...
04/26/2022

Title: ABOW NA TOKURA
Medium: Found Flip Flops on Suede
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Title: The HillsMedium: Acrylic on CanvasDimensions:50x60...By: Seth Clottey...
04/18/2022

Title: The Hills
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Title: Yet I Rise, BeautifulMedium: Acrylic on CanvasDimensions:60 x 48 in...By: Chika Idi...                           ...
04/09/2022

Title: Yet I Rise, Beautiful
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Title: Hooking is Our Job!Medium: Oil on CanvasDimensions: 50 x 80...By: Seth Clottey...
03/31/2022

Title: Hooking is Our Job!
Medium: Oil on Canvas
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Title: FEATHERSMedium: Flip Flops...By: Patrick Tagoe ...
02/08/2022

Title: FEATHERS
Medium: Flip Flops
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Title: COLORINDO NOSSAS VIDAMedium: Oil On CanvasSize: 36 x 36 in...By: Christine Drummond
01/28/2022

Title: COLORINDO NOSSAS VIDA
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Title: NATURE’S HEALING GLORYMedium: Acrylic On CanvasSize: 36 x 84 in...By: Betty Acquah
01/14/2022

Title: NATURE’S HEALING GLORY
Medium: Acrylic On Canvas
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Title: SUNRISE OVER BIRIWA BEACHMedium: Acrylic On Canvas...By: Betty Acquah...
01/12/2022

Title: SUNRISE OVER BIRIWA BEACH
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Title: ReflectionMedium: Acrylic On Canvas150 x 120 cm...By: Chika Idu...
01/11/2022

Title: Reflection
Medium: Acrylic On Canvas
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Title: Young MariamMedium: Acrylic On Canvas150 x 120 cm...By: Chika Idu...
01/10/2022

Title: Young Mariam
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12/18/2021

Due to unfortunate events, the Ankara Soiree is being postponed to a later date. We hope to continue creating meaningful events and hope for your continued support on this journey.

11/12/2021

Our exhibit, BRIDGING, opens today. Join us from 5:30pm - 8:30pm to see the works of featured artists, Anne Cleary and Dominic Benhura.

"Nature, wilderness, and the wild are what fuel me as an artist. I am an observer and a participant in the human conditi...
11/10/2021

"Nature, wilderness, and the wild are what fuel me as an artist. I am an observer and a participant in the human condition as it is mixed with the natural world. My work is intuitive, the energy source being the natural world- I am driven by things I experience when I am out roaming around.

Watching clouds, sunsets, lightening, stars. Walking a field or climbing a sand dune. Or out on a boat in the water, on a country road on a bike. A dry creek bed, the sea.

The moon. The spaces where I suspect some other worldly energy, which some call God, exists, vibrating green and gold in a summer afternoon. All is electric with the possibility of discovery, grounded in our inter-connectedness." Anne Cleary

See Anne Cleary's work during our BRIDGING Exhibit.

November 12th through December 10th.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

We’re Excited to Announce Our Latest Exhibition ‘Bridging’ Featuring Anne Cleary & Dominic Benhura! We’d like to welcome...
10/25/2021

We’re Excited to Announce Our Latest Exhibition ‘Bridging’ Featuring Anne Cleary & Dominic Benhura! We’d like to welcome you all to opening night on November 12th from 5:30pm-8:30 pm! We’re Excited To See You ✨

Title: KWAAMedium: Flip Flops on Suede ...By: Patrick Tagoe Turkson...
08/21/2021

Title: KWAA
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Title: CRAZY MOONMedium: Acrylic On CanvasDimensions: 51 x 37.5...By: Charles Nkomo...
06/17/2021

Title: CRAZY MOON
Medium: Acrylic On Canvas
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A heavily textured piece; the white symbolizes for me the absolute silence of meditation where thoughts constantly emerg...
05/28/2021

A heavily textured piece; the white symbolizes for me the absolute silence of meditation where thoughts constantly emerge, beckoning us with possibilities. -Claudia Labin

Title: LOST IN THOUGHT
Medium: Mixed Media
Dimensions: 30 x 40
Price: $1600
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This Color red orange color symbolizes for me high energy. On the painting are fragments of an old newspaper found in Ba...
05/21/2021

This Color red orange color symbolizes for me high energy. On the painting are fragments of an old newspaper found in Barcelona. -Claudia Labin

Title: High Voltage
Medium: Mixed Media
Dimensions: 30 x 40
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This Friday, we’re excited to kick off a new exhibition; “Renewal” featuring Claudia Labin! We hope to see you there ✨
05/10/2021

This Friday, we’re excited to kick off a new exhibition; “Renewal” featuring Claudia Labin! We hope to see you there ✨

A collage that speaks a circulation of feelings, thoughts and emotions that forever cross our hearts in a circular pathw...
05/05/2021

A collage that speaks a circulation of feelings, thoughts and emotions that forever cross our hearts in a circular pathway; Like a giant roundabout leading to very different roads.

Title: Crossroads of The Heart
Medium: Mixed Media
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Title: African FlavorsMedium: Oil on CanvasDimensions: 30 x 48...By: Christine Drummond...
04/28/2021

Title: African Flavors
Medium: Oil on Canvas
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Title: Dance FeverMedium: Acrylic on Canvas...By: Betty Acquah...
04/24/2021

Title: Dance Fever
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Thank you to The Carmel Current Newspaper for Featuring Gallery Director, Jayne During, in their most recent edition! Sw...
04/13/2021

Thank you to The Carmel Current Newspaper for Featuring Gallery Director, Jayne During, in their most recent edition! Swipe to Read The Full Article!

Title: Genuine SoceityMedium: Acrylic on CanvasDimensions: 39 x 39...By: Kofi Agorsor...
03/30/2021

Title: Genuine Soceity
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Title: Rhythmic Space IIMedium: Oil on CanvasDimensions: 82 x 59...By: Chika Idu...
03/17/2021

Title: Rhythmic Space II
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Title: Common GroundsMedium: Oil on CanvasDimensions: 82 x 59...By: Chika Idu...
03/13/2021

Title: Common Grounds
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Title: Colorindo Nissan VidasMedium: Oil on CanvasDimensions: 36 x 36...By: Christine Drummond...                       ...
03/11/2021

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03/09/2021

A Big Thank You To and for teaming up to feature Gallery Director, Jayne During, as well as a lovely write-up on Kuaba! And what an awesome surprise to have the story voice over done by Indianapolis Native David Letterman! Click The Link In Our Bio To View The Full Story as well as other great Hoosiers featured in ✨

Title: CarnivalMedium: Oil on CanvasDimensions: 36 x 36...By: Christine Drummond ...
02/26/2021

Title: Carnival
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Title: Beauty in UnityMedium: Acrylic on CanvasDimensions: 40x 48...By: Betty Acquah...
02/22/2021

Title: Beauty in Unity
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We’ll See You Soon!
02/17/2021

We’ll See You Soon!

Title: Celebrating NatureMedium: Oil on CanvasDimensions: 36 x 18...By: Christine Drummond...                           ...
02/10/2021

Title: Celebrating Nature
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02/10/2021

We’re beyond excited for Chika Idu to be a featured artist on ! Head over to their website to check out an amazing write up of and see some of his amazing work! Check out some of our recent posts and take a trip to Kuaba to view some more of his vibrant pieces ✨

Title: MY DETAILSMedium: Acrylic on CanvasDimensions: 152 x 120cm...By: Kofi Agorsor...
02/07/2021

Title: MY DETAILS
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Address

404 West Main Street
Carmel, IN
46032

Opening Hours

Tuesday 1pm - 5pm
Wednesday 1pm - 5pm
Thursday 1pm - 5pm
Friday 1am - 5pm
Saturday 1pm - 5pm

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(317) 955-8405

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Had a lovely afternoon, shooting a virtual tour and photo session at Kuaba Gallery in Carmel. Specializing in Contemporary African Art - if you haven't been, you'll want to put this place on your list to visit in the Carmel Arts & Design District
Thanks Indy Maven for including us (alongside the amazing Kuaba Gallery) on its Guide to Art in Indy! Read the article below, follow Indy Maven for more Indy insights, and absolutely check out everyone and everything on this list! https://indymaven.com/articles/your-guide-to-art-in-indy/?mc_cid=712bd368d2&mc_eid=71046af61b
🖼️🎨Meet Jayne During of Kuaba Gallery, located in downtown Carmel. She's a native of Ghana and was recently featured in Martha Stewart magazine for selling works by famed Nigerian artist Chika Idu. Now that's a huge deal. Congratulations, Jayne! 📸: Second photo = "Celebrating Nature" by Christine Drummond. https://www.yelp.com/biz/kuaba-gallery-carmel
Jayne During, owner of Kuaba Gallery (Carmel), is featured in the Visit Indiana campaign. Her gallery focuses on Contemporary and African artists. “I think that every artist, when they are creating, they are giving a piece of their soul to us." visitindiana.com/incrowd
Jayne During of Kuaba Gallery likes to fly by the seat of her pants to find new, diverse art to introduce to the community.
Chika Idu and Dominic Benhura are featured in the "Nine Black Artists Creating Incredible Things for Your Home" article on Martha Stewart's website!
Both artists' artwork can be found in our very own Kuaba Gallery in the Arts & Design District. 💕
Featuring two talented artists who sell their artwork right here in the Carmel Arts & Design District at Kuaba Gallery!

Source: Martha Stewart

https://www.marthastewart.com/8039879/black-artists-creating-home-goods
It's the official month of love! 💕

What's better than strolling through Main street with chocolate from Xchocol'Art or the Carmel Chocolate Café? Nothing!
Grab yourself a cup of joe from Indie Coffee Roasters and dinner from one of our local restaurants!
Don't forget to check out one of our many galleries that include Indiana Artisan, Carmel Art on Main Gallery, CCA Gallery, Magdalena Gallery, Soori Gallery, or the Kuaba Gallery!!💕

See you on February 13 for the Meet Me on Main event!
In preparation for Meet Me on Main Saturday July 11th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. we talk with Jayne During from Kuaba Gallery at 404 W. Main Street in Carmel.
West African artist Patrick Tagoe-Turkson spoke with our Lower, Middle, and Upper School students today about his process and artwork. He works with found objects—mostly flip flops left along the beaches of Ghana—and turns them into beautiful pieces of art.

You can view his exhibit at Kuaba Gallery in Carmel, opening Friday, November 1.

Thank you for visiting, Patrick!



"Patrick Tagoe-Turkson uses flip-flop debris collected from the beaches of Ghana to create works that cleverly play with the tension and tales between the mundane and the beautiful. These flip-flop masterpieces have been exhibited both locally and internationally including Cape Town, South Africa Frappant Gallery, Hamburg, Germany, Centre d'Heberement des Perrierres, Dou-en Anjou, France, Out of Africa Gallery, Sitges, Barcelona, and dozens more." -Kuaba Gallery

Park Tudor Fine Arts
Hi! I have been trying to contact the gallery about hosting a private event there next month. please give me a call. 585 285 1695. Thanks! Pastor Jones
I love your gallery, Jayne!! You are fabulous too!!
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