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Kuona Trust Open Studios + Workshops, Nov. 29 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Open Studios

About
The Artists’ Open Studio tour is a free, self-guided art adventure that is open to all art lovers, enthusiasts and collectors. It provides the public with an opportunity to interact with Kuona Trust’s painters,sculptors, fiber glass artists, photographers, print makers, jewelers, glass artists, portrait and caricature artists.

You also have a choice of five workshops to take part in throughout the day, including painting for both children and adults, card making, glass mosaic, mural painting and face painting.

All at discounted prices.

Lots of Food & drinks on sale as well as entertainment.

Date : Saturday, 29th November, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

November 23, 2014 at 1:57 pm Leave a comment

AFREEKA – A Story Moja Stir Up, Sept. 19 2014 @ National Museum

Afreeka
Catch some live art this Friday, 19th September, at Story Moja’s event ‘Afreeka’. A crew of vibrant contemporary young artists from Kuona Trust will be working on site throughout the evening giving you the unique chance of viewing the art process from start to finish.

Key features of the event include,a multimedia show with film, spoken word, storytelling and a mix of music celebrating the energy and creativity of the youth by local and international artists.

The event will be held at the National Museums of Kenya
Ticket will be available at Ksh 300/-

September 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm Leave a comment

Kuona Trust Workshops in September and October 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Workshops
Kuona Trust is pleased to present to you in the following workshops taking place at the art’s center in the months of September and October.

Joe Lukhovi, John Silver and Tonney Mugo will be taking you through the Photography, Print Making and Glass Making classes respectively.

See below details on charges and time schedules;

Print Making Workshop by artist John Silver
Dates: 17th Sept- 19th Sept 2014
Timings: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm
Charges: 3,000/= per person for the 3 days
Venue: Kuona Trust
Lunch shall be provided

Photography Workshop with Joel Lukhovi (Digital photography, Beginners class)
Dates: 20th Sept, 27th Sept, 4th Oct, 11th Oct 2014
Timings: 9.00 am- 1.00 pm
Charges: 4,000/= per person for the 4 days
Venue: Kuona Trust
Bring your own camera.

Tiffany: Glass Making Workshop with Tonney Mugo
Dates: 13th Oct- 17th Oct 2014
Timings: 10 am – 1.00 pm
Charges: 7,500/= for the 5 days
Venue: Kuona Trust

Interested participants to RSVP through email; info@kuonatrust.org or by calling 0721262326.

September 6, 2014 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

40% off on the Sale of Works by Wycliffe Opondo, Jul. 25 – Aug. 5 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Work by Wycliffe Opondo  | Kuona Trust

Work by Wycliffe Opondo | via Kuona Trust


Mixed media artist and print maker Wycliffe Opondo ( Wiki) is having a 40% off sale on his artwork. The sale will on in his studio

Dates: July 25th- August 5th 2014
The prices range from Ksh 7,000 to Ksh 35,000
Times: 9.00 am- 5.00 pm.

July 29, 2014 at 6:16 pm Leave a comment

What is it For? Exhibition & Installation, Jul. 31 – Aug. 8 2014 @ Kuona Trust

What Is it For
Opening Thursday, 31st July 2014 from 6pm at Kuona Trust.

This is an exhibition and installation by Kuona resident artist Tresor Malaya that highlights various social and political issues in Africa drawing parallels between two slum dwellings, Kibera in Kenya & Kalubwe in Congo.

The artist’s objective is to addresses society’s passive nature and prompt it to be pro active in finding long term solutions.

For more information, please visit Kuona Trust website

July 29, 2014 at 6:10 pm Leave a comment

A Call to Visual Artists by Feb. 21 2014: Beautiful Delivery – Making Pumwani Hospital a place of Healing & Joy

A Call to Visual Artists to give to a coming generation of Kenyans

Beautiful Delivery – Making Pumwani Hospital a place of Healing and Joy Project

Deadline is February 21, 2014.

Background
Pumwani Hospital is an Obstetric and Referral Hospital for delivery of expectant mothers in Nairobi, and adjoining districts. Pumwani also caters to HIV+ mothers through its PMTCT program. Daily normal deliveries are 50 – 100, and Cesarean Sections are 10 – 15. It is the largest maternity hospital in Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Artwork in hospitals can serve as a positive distraction for what the patient is experiencing. It is the ultimate way to demonstrate the healing power of art and its utility beyond aesthetics.

In 2004, a clinical study* showed that placing original artworks within the healthcare environment had the following benefits:

- Reduction in levels of anxiety, stress and depression
– Reduction in patients’ length of stay within the hospital
– Reduction in the use of some medications
– Increase in staff morale

*Public Art in Health Spaces

The Situation
Pumwani’s hospital walls are stark and drab, with images from posters of dying and deformed babies, mostly information NGOs that still practice shock advertisement to push mothers to bring children for immunization etc.

The walls at the Antenatal Clinic were recently repainted by Google. The new walls remain empty and for the women who bring the children there, the clinic is dreary and uninspiring.

The garden where relatives of women in labour (often husbands) and mothers-to-be await the arrival of their babies, is also devoid of any benches or works to both heal and inspire.

The mothers who attend the PMTCT program come with young children who have nowhere to play.

It is not right that only hospitals that have a budget to commission artists should access art. Four artists from Kuona Trust have come together to create scultpures for the garden, a stained glass window panel, a see-saw for the children and art pieces for the antenatal clinic.

There are still alot more opportunities to push the healing properties of art within this public space – to a population that might not otherwise have access to contemporary art.

Where do you come in

Do you have any art pieces that you would like to donate to Pumwani Hospital?
All the artwork must be for the benefit of the community; images that inspire and uplift – around the themes of both or one of the following: giving life through birth children

Deadline is February 21, 2014.

If you are interested and would like to participate in this loving gesture, please contact Wambui Kamiru at: wambui.kamiru@gmail.com

February 15, 2014 at 7:03 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town/Open Day: Tafaria Open Day, Feb 15 2014 @ Tafaria Castle & Country Lodge – Nyahururu

Tafaria
Join Kuona Trust for a special Open Day event at Tafaria Castle & Country Lodge, in their new outreach center located in Nyahururu. Mingle and interact with the current artists in residence, Cyrus Kabiru & Kevin Oduor who will be showcasing work made during their 2 month residency.

The theme of the day is Celebrating the role of the teacher. Also featuring: Tour around the castle, art sale and art display, Performances by Mufasa the King and Namatsi

Food & drinks on sale
For more information, please call 0721262326 or 0733742752

February 12, 2014 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

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