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Dates: December 1-2, 2012
Venue: Mechtild and Will’s residence, (St Michaels Rd, off Waiyaki Way – Opp. Safaricom Hse.
Time: 11am – 6 pm
RSVP: William 0722 457 111, e-mail – William@thelittleartgallery.co.ke or Mechtild 0737 184 451, e-mail – email@example.com
A selection of fine sculptors including Bertiers, Morris Foit, Irene Wanjiru, Harrison Mburu, Omosh Kindeh, Anthony Wanjau, Peter Walala, Ken Mwingi, Dickens Otieno, Michael Soi, Kepha Musoti and Dennis Muraguri.
On Sunday 2nd, enjoy a glass of wine and the artists’ company as you contemplate their artworks. A few paintings will also be on show.
Anthony Wanjau comes from an artistic family whose patron is pioneer Kenyan sculptor, Samuel Wanjau. He has had great influence from his elder brother Jackson Wanjau, a reputable and renowned contemporary sculptor artist.
Stone Sculpting Workshop
Date: 22ND – 31ST OCTOBER 2012
Time: 11AM – 4PM DAILY
Location: KUONA TRUST ART CENTRE
Fee: 1000 shillings only, for the full workshop!!
CALL 0720121277 TO RESERVE A PLACE BEFORE
THURSDAY 18th October 2012
Booking is by ADVANCE PAYMENTS only.
Workshop materials and lunch included in workshop fee.
Kuona Trust Centre for Visual Arts Invites you to: Tableau I
An art exhibition and environmental programme by Mbuthia Maina & Anthony Wanjau
Dates: September 30-October 8, 2011
Venue: Kuona Trust
This exhibition explores by way of travel documentation, sculpture, painting and multimedia installation, the present state of Kenya’s largest water towers and is also a recognition of the power of contemporary art initiatives to make a difference in our day-to-day lives.
Finissage: Saturday 8th October
Time: From 2:00pm
Opening from 6pm on March 11th
• ValDor Gallery – Humanity, Memories, Adaptation and Transitions by Beatrice Njoroge
Beatrice’s work is mostly a psychological look into everyday life and its relative resemblance to people everywhere around the globe. She has lately been working on a series on communication and letter writing in which she incorporates old stamps, newspapers and envelopes. It is an exploration of humanity, memories, adaptation and translations. She says “I felt the nostalgia of things past, of how I wrote letters to my mother, friends and how this has been replaced by emails… the works link a past and present.”
“…I want the audience to react to what they see and feel when they look at the work. I want to engage the audience to react in whichever way, be it by passionately liking the art or hating it. The reaction itself will have achieved the purpose the art work was created for.”
• Dodhia Gallery – this and that by Mary Collis
A house-hold name in Kenya, as a master colorist, Mary Collis has been painting, over the years moving from early figurative works to more abstract works. In this exhibition the paitings draw inspiration from diverse subject matter and include a selection of different works that she has painted over the years.
• Rahimtulla Gallery – Otieno Kota
Otieno Kota is the epitome of determination in an artist. He came to Nairobi from Western Kenya having been convinced by a friend that as an artist, there are enormous possibilities in the big city. Soon, he found his way and together with Otieno Gomba formed Maasai Mbili studio in Kibera. It is this that propelled him to do his first exhibition in a coffee shop before leaving Maasai Mbili and taking up residence at Kuona Trust Studios. Kota’s work first consisted of street signage and murals. This grew over time to the exploration of ideas that is executed in his signature “tin cloth”. He is fully converted, having found art to be a more fulfilling endeavor than football, which he played earlier and continues to take interest in. Art, he says, is like a prison; once he starts joining his tin sheets, he is totally engrossed for the week. Then it is time to actualise the next idea, which often has arisen from the process of working on the earlier piece. He is very proud of the social statements that include his circumstance and individuality, which he translates to pieces of art.
• Ford Room – City Primary School Special Unit
The City Primary School, located in Ngara, is home to a very special group of students – “Special Unit.” The group currently consists children who deal with the challenges of Downs Syndrome, Autism and other neurological problems and the associated stigmas. The art project these children undertake is hosted by Harambee Arts. In addition to painting with the children, founding director, Gloria Simoneaux has created an art club at the City Primary School. The children from the “Special Unit” rotate as the club’s president and understand that they have been put in a leadership role hence the other students view them differently…with respect. They have many lessons to teach, and the mainstream children are now beginning to learn from them.
• Also showing in different gallery spaces is work by Anthony Wanjau
Anthony Wanjau’s sculpting foundations were set by his father, the legendary Samuel Wanjau. He remembers “sculpting” on the mud house wall in the mid 1970’s without understanding what this meant for his future career. It was only in 1992 that his sculpture would make it’s way into Gallery Watatu and immediately found a buyer. In 2002, Wanjau went into full time sculpting after trying his in businesses. He found life in sculpting to be his career once he had interacted with different artists. His works are about “day to day life”.