Reception welcomes visitors to the city, fulfilling a Nigerian tradition that visitors should be welcomed by the most beautiful woman within the house and offered a gift. Reception is a stone cast sculpture of an African woman, dressed in traditional attire, holding a drinking gourd.
A trained sculptor who grew up in Benin, Nigeria, Fred Ajanogna has created figurative sculptures in Nigeria and the US. His works are on display at several Atlanta locations, as well as in the private collection of former President Jimmy Carter and home of Maya Angelou. He is currently working on bronze relief of the late mayor of Atlanta that was commissioned by the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Location: Roswell Riverwalk