Exhibit brings Rwandan artifacts to Brock

An exhibit showcasing artifacts from Rwanda will be displayed in the Brock Library Learning Commons from Monday, Feb. 12 to Friday, March 1. "Echoes of the African Great Lakes (Rwanda)" features objects and artwork related to food and drink along with children’s textbooks, carvings, games and a musical instrument. The exhibit has been curated by Sofifran, a Welland-based non-profit community organization created in 2007 by French-speaking immigrant women from around the world. Sofifran Executive Director Fete Ngira-Batware Kimpiobi (left) and Associate Professor of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures Jean Ntakirutimana helped to set up the exhibit on Monday, Feb. 12. Ntakirutimana said that the art of weaving made from natural materials such as hay and fibers is significant in the Great Lakes Region.