<![CDATA[ Did I just see some creeping creatures on the floor? And hey; on the walls too? Yes, I did, my sight isn’t that bad after all. An army of ants, creeping from four different directions on the walls. These types I know don’t bite, but the sight of them is not one too fancy to behold. But participants looked on unperturbed, creeping slowly; the very naughty ones had gone down from the wall to the floor with some virtually searching for God knows what in my hand bag. I had left it on the floor for just five seconds. ”I can’t be here because of the ant”, these were some of the comments I keenly listened in anticipation to hear from participants, most of whom were classic, but I guess I have to wait till thy kingdom come. You know why? Well, because these were ants made by humans. Yes, you heard me, man-made ants. Just like we have man-made shoes in the market for sale, participants including myself who thronged the Savanna Center for Contemporary Arts (SCCA) on Friday March 15, 2019 saw for the first time armies of ant made by men. “There are a thousand of them made by myself and students of the College of Arts of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology”, Galle Winston Kofi Dawson, the lead creator of the “ants” intimated. The college is an affiliate of the University of London’s Goldsmith College. The ants, each matching the size of my fourth finger are made with groundnut shells, their feet which is made from steel for me took the center of the exhibition of art works by the legend. None could pass by these tiny creatures coated in shades of red, gold, green, brown, and black colours without smiling at them. Others took ‘selfies’ besides the group that had gathered on a neatly coated center table in the middle of one of the exhibition halls. Just then something clicked inside me, hey jack up! You’re here to work, just then the journalistic me began asking questions, why would one waste time making ant of all the creatures on the face of the earth as part of their art work? The lead creator was whisked away by visitors who wouldn’t miss a ‘selfie’ time with a legend just when I turned to ask him that question. Sad, I missed the revealing moment but hey, the next image in my mind was sights back home. Armies of ant are usually the first sight that greets you when you arrive home especially in my part of the country. I could see a replica of a typical Ghanaian home at the exhibition. For somebody who spends most of my time in rural communities, “guunyili” ( dagbani name for ant hill) was what I saw. But the owner of the Savanna Center for Contemporary Arts (SCCA) Ibrahim Mahama, had an entirely different explanation,” the ant were created perhaps in the 90s and there were a few Dawson had experimented on. In other to realize this exhibition, we did about thousand of them aside the ones he’s created. It is supposed to highlight the significance of the spectrum of his (Dawson’s) work”. I needed to take the best shots for my work so quickly I dashed towards the west wing of the center where I could position myself to take the most captivating shots, but just then somebody caught my attention. It’s a student from the Art College of KNUST, his hair-do though. He wasn’t the only one with a classy braided hair but there was something unique about him, we will discuss that later. “Nk)so)” which literally means progress, “nunya” which I was told means wisdom in Ewe and some other names starred me in the face. I was caught in the web and just when I tried freeing myself of what those names were, ”can you go upstairs, you can have beautiful shots from there”, came a voice. ‘I have those shots Sir, I reluctantly whispered.” You should by now be thinking I’m mentioning names of friends or probably name tags of ushers at the event right? Well, that was another intriguing moment. The above mentioned names are names of brushes. Aane, brushes; pencil and painting brushes made from “khebab sticks” by Kofi Dawson. “Breana is the name of my grand-daughter and I decided to name one of my brushes after her”, his faint voice said. It is clear old age is catching up with him so fast.Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah after sixty two years; please do make your way to the Northern Regional Capital Tamale and feed your senses, (in the voice of the Curator) with breath taking paintings and arts works. Hope you haven’t forgotten the student who caught my attention with his hair-do, he’s Isaac Abbey, a 4th year student of the Department of Painting and Sculpture, Faculty of Art. I’m thinking of growing my son’s hair after SHS so I braid it. The first exhibition will be displayed for six months where new works will be replaced. For those of you who want to read literature on contemporary arts, there is a library stocked with books from renowned writers that will come in handy. Visit the SCCA and thank me later.