“This exhibit gently pulls us back to re-examine the source from which most contemporary art has evolved.  These Zimbabwean sculptures have gone beyond the roots of mankind to a place which existed before in the heart and essence of stone.” The Globe, Arizona 2002( Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Arizona)

“ The technical quality of these works is impressive, especially considering the unyielding nature of the material. But technique is not an end; rather it is a means for these artists to express emotions, especially when subjects are family relationships.” The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio,2004( Franklin Park Conservatory)

“ We were excited to be able to host this stunning collection of stone sculptures and to be able to bring this one-of a kind exhibit to our region.  During the course of the exhibit, many people visited our Gardens who had not been here before, and stated that they visited specifically because of the exhibit.  Certainly, we had a record attendance during the time of the exhibit, and received many positive visitor statements of appreciation…The staff and management of the Chapungu exhibit were both professional and personable” ( Linda Greene, Chief Operating Officer ,Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado 2005)

”We will never forget the beauty and majesty of these wonderful works of art set so perfectly into our Sonoran Desert Landscape.  We will never forget the gracious friendliness of our African guests.  The show was great success for us, turning what would have been a disastrous year of drought into a fantastic experience for our visitors, staff and volunteers.  Regarding Roy Guthrie and his colleagues, all that need be said is that Roy and his compatriots are persons of honor, ever cooperative and in general a pleasure to work with.”( William R Feldman,PhD, Director , Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum, 2002)

“ Bringing the Chapungu exhibition to the gardens was a masterstroke. You did more for art appreciation than anything the St Louis Museum has ever put together in my memory- including the Van Gogh and Monet exhibitions.” (Visitor’s Book, Missouri Botanic Gardens, 2001)

“The spirit in the stones and the messages they bring reach out and touch us.  As an African –American, it is rewarding me with the greatness of my people.” (Visitor’s Book, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Arizona, 2002)

“ The Chapungu exhibit, to us, at any rate, almost exaggerated the brittle sense of language. I have seen my fair share of art, and in all the great and proper places, but I have never wept, or lost my breath, or felt as if my body were shedding space, or become supremely dumb and purely liquid in the head, and as finely alone, as I did on that day while the forms of Chapungu let me ride on the contour of very old and universal and unbegotten silences.” (Visitor’s Book, Red Butte Gardens, Utah 2002)