MOUNT VERNON, NY (April, 11) ― Twenty-five years of bringing beautiful art and fabulous finds to cities across the United States is a milestone accomplishment. In 2016, the Gallery was nominated by VOGUE as one of five Amazing Artisans at Afropunk Festival 2016.
Loyal customers are always excited to see what Rose has in store (literally and figuratively) and always look forward to supporting her in the beautiful and creative gallery environment. Luangisa carries authentic fine African art for the home and wearable art for the body. She works directly with artisans to develop distinctive new products, bringing the finest African accents to the world. The gallery offers a quality selection of Fair Trade Modern Fine African Art, Crafts, Home Décor and Fashion that stand out out as beautifully and carefully made treasures. The special beaded Jewelry line is a reliable showstopper wherever it’s displayed.
The Gallery’s handmade artifacts reveal slight variances in size, shape, color and finish. Rose is proud that no two items are exactly alike and that the sale of all artifacts directly benefits the artisans especially women who created them, helping many in providing essentials and making a difference for their families and communities.
Luangisa African Gallery at A Glance:
Makonde Sculptures are mostly made by the Renowned Makonde Artists, Joseph, Felix and Pius in Tanzania. The sculptures are made of premium Ebony hardwood from Tanzania.
Decorative pillows are designed and produced on unique fabric and textile.
Colorful Tie and Dye Scarves/Wraps are made of 100% Tanzanian cotton.
Extensive line of fine beaded Jewelry is inspired by the Masai tribe.
Home Décor encompasses authentic Kuba wall motifs, Juju Hats, baskets, bedspreads, pillow covers, ottomans, animal hide rugs and lamps.
Beaded Namji Dolls, shields, bangles made by Fulani artisans in Cameroon.
Zanzibar chests, birthing chairs, and tables Batik Wall Hangings, Shadow boxes, original paintings and much more… one simply must stop by the Gallery for the experience!
Born in Bukoba, Tanzania, Rose came to the U.S. in 1987 and earned both a B.S. in Computer Information Systems and an MBA from IONA College. She got her start at African Family Day at Memorial Park in Mount Vernon (her U.S. hometown) and opened Luangisa African Gallery in 1996. Over these 25 years, she’s showcased artifacts and other crafts at those fairs, festivals, trade shows and museum events which are symbolic of Africa’s rich cultural heritage, including: Afropunk, International African Arts Festival and Dance Africa! in Brooklyn; Essence Music Festival in New Orleans; Capital Jazz Fest in Maryland, African Festival of the Arts and Arts and Crafts at the DuSable Museum, both in Chicago, African World Festival in Detroit, Newport Jazz Fest in Rhode Island, the Harlem Fine Arts Festival, the Zora Festival in Florida and many other venues.
Rose’s mission has always been to make both artisans and customers happy, to preserve African culture and traditions, and to empower and connect its people across the world.