Posts tagged ‘paa ya paa’

World Environment Day 2013 Exhibition: Think-Eat-Save, Jun. 5-21 2013 @ Paa ya Paa

World Environment Day

June 5, 2013 at 5:05 pm Leave a comment

Christmas Concert, Dec 23 2012 @ Paa Ya Paa Arts Centre

Paa Ya Paa Music Maker's Christmas-1

December 21, 2012 at 2:15 pm Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition: Urembo wa Jana na Leo, Jul. 22 2012 @ Paa ya Paa Arts Centre

Opening Date: Jul. 22 2012
Venue: Paa Ya Paa Arts Centre
Time: 3pm

A Collection of 49 Photographs, celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Art from the Ruins. The beauty of ashes after Paa Ya Paa Burnt Down.

Contacts: E-mail: and Tel. +254 733 270 109 or +254 735 748 224

For information check the event Facebook page

July 17, 2012 at 3:09 pm Leave a comment

African American artist Eric Salisbury Kenyan exhibition: ‘Pure art’m Mar 18 2012 @ Paa Ya Paa Arts Centre

Celebrated painter Eric Salisbury is making his Kenyan debut in an exhibition dubbed ‘Pure’. The special benefit art event/ reception featuring about 100 of Eric’s splendid art works will be held at the Paa ya Paa Arts Centre on Sunday, March the 18th starting 2pm.

Eric’s art is a celebration of life and living– vibrant, energetic, rich, moving, colorful, eclectic, spirited and sometimes whimsical but always inspirational. The exhibition is a ‘Pure’ inspiration from his passion for teaching children, as well as adults the joy of creating their own freedom of expression through art.

His works have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world. He’s also created posters and murals in Ghana, Uganda and at Seattle International Children’s Festival among others like the Rainier Valley Heritage, Sundiata Eastside Community Street Fair, and Jazz in the Park series –Seattle. He will also be creating a community mural for the 2012 Olympics in the UK.

Art work on display will also be available for sale at modest prices starting from at least $18.00 USD. 50% of all the proceeds will go into supporting kids from Nyumbani children’s home. Join us in putting a smile on the faces of orphaned children/ those affected by HIV.

The reception will also see Eric give a special talk/ lead a Q&A session themed after his slogan ‘Positive Art Does Wonders for the Heart’. Feel free to provide coverage.

Contact Anyiko Owoko +25471368983/ Philda Njau +25433270109
Also visit

Paa Ya Paa Arts Centre
Paa Ya Paa Lane
Ridgeways road, off Kiambu road
Nairobi, Kenya.

March 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm 1 comment

Event: Celebrating the Daughters of Africa, Feb 11 2012 @ Paa Ya Paa Arts Centre

Black History event 2012 – Starts at 10am and ends at 5pm
You may bring your own food and picnic on the grounds.
There will also be refreshments for sale and vendor tables.

February 3, 2012 at 12:48 pm Leave a comment

Christmas Picnic & Celebration, Dec. 18 2011 @ Paa Ya paa

Date: December 18, 2011
Venue: Paa ya Paa
Time: 2 -5:30 pm
Tickets: Kshs 200 adults and Kshs 100 kids

Ideal kids day out

December 14, 2011 at 9:12 am Leave a comment

Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Day, Nov.12 2011 @ Paa ya Paa Centre

Date: November 12, 2011
Venue: Paa ya Paa Art Centre
Time: 1:30-6pm
Tickets: Kshs 200

Download the DPWMD Poster

November 2, 2011 at 9:27 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: In Love with Africa, Sept. 10-Oct. 8 2001 @ Paa ya Paa

This exhibition is a culmination of Paa ya Paa gallery invitation to young, new talented artists to exhibit art showing their love for the continent at a uniquely African gallery.

Opening: September 10, 2011
Venue: Paa ya Paa
Directions: Paa ya Paa is located off Ridgeways Road. Turn Right from Kiambu Road just after Nakumatt Ridgeways
Time: 3pm

Exhibition Dates: September 11-October 8, 2001
Time: 9-5pm
Entry: Free

September 1, 2011 at 12:40 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town/Talk: Setting the Record Straight by Dr. Margaretta Gacheru, Aug. 21 2011 @ Paa ya Paa Arts Centre

Date: August 21, 2011
Venue: Paa ya Paa Arts Centre
Time: 3-6pm

Dr. Gacheru is a professional journalist with experience working for the Weekly Review, Nairobi Times, the East African, Daily Nation, Kenya Times and magazines like Trend and Men Only.
Academically she has 4 masters: in Journalism, African Literature, Sociology and Education plus a Doctorate of Sociology from Loyola
University, Chicago, USA.

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August 15, 2011 at 5:57 pm Leave a comment

Call for Artists: Professional and School Groups, Aug. 29 2011 @ Paa ya Paa

Paa ya Paa is calling all creative artists to contribute their ideas on what they love about Africa for an exhibition called “In Love With Africa”.

This exhibition aims to pay tribute to all the beautiful things that we love and cherish in this continent. Let us come together to show our love for Africa in our own unique way to celebrate our common ground.

How can we show that we are “in love” with a continent?
Is it really possible to do this?
What do we love personally about ourselves and our lives that we would like to share with others?
Who are the people in Africa who have inspired us and make us love who we are?
How can we work together to continue to make Africa proud?

Calling on:
Painters, photographers, mixed media artists, sculptors, pottery and ceramic and textile artists, poets, writers, children and adults, all of you artists out there, come forth!!!

Many of you have your own special way of telling a story through art.

The theme is to pay homage to Africa, both in a personal and broader perspective, including personal art stories that make you proud to be African or connected with Africa.

Artists must bring their ready-to-exhibit works or poems and writings to Paa Ya Paa Arts Centre, Paa Ya\ Paa Lane, Ridgeways Road O! Kiambu Road by

Deadline: August 29, 2011
Time: 9am and 5pm.

Come with a short statement about your work as it relates to the above theme. It will accompany your artwork at the exhibition. Works may be for sale or not for sale. If for sale, there will be a 30% deduction against sales to defray costs.

An artist or poet may bring no more than 2 works for the show.
The size of the artworks should not be larger than 1 sq. meter.
The artworks and poetry should be fresh work unless it is a tribute to an African hero/heroine, regardless of ethnicity.

We encourage children to participate through their class or art club groups. We would allow you to organize through a teacher and submit what he/she feels are the best entries.

CONTACT PERSONS (Should there be additional questions)
For the professional artists:
Mr. Nuru Bahati, Artist-Organizer
Cell: 0721 267 239
Mr. Boyd Oyier, Artist-Organizer
Cell: 0770 534 853

For the school group artists:
Ms. Phillda Ragland Njau, Coordinator,
International Arts Program for PYP
Cell: 0733 270 109

For poetry and literature:
Mr. Elimo Njau, Artist-Director
Paa Ya Paa Arts Centre
Cell: 0733 270 109
Thank you for your love and valued participation.

Download call for artists (pdf) poster

July 24, 2011 at 5:32 pm 1 comment

Art Exhibition: In Love with Africa, May 29-Jun. 11, 2011 @ Paa ya Paa Centre

An art exhibition by Kayiira Owentebbe

Opening Date: May 29, 2011
Time: 3pm
Exhibition Dates: May 29-June 11, 2011
Venue: Paa ya Paa Art Centre
Location: Paa ya Paa Lane, Ridgeways Rd, Off Kiambu Rd
Entry: Free

Opening Ceremony by Hon. Angelina C. Wapakhabulo, Uganda High Commissioner and Permanent Representative to UNCHS (UN-HABITAT) and UNEP

More info contact: or +254 20 851 2257/+254 733 270 109

May 25, 2011 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment

Art & Photo Exhibition: A Walk Thru. Black History, Feb. 27-Mar. 13 2011 @ Paa ya Paa

Exhibition Dates: February 27-March 13, 2011
Venue: Paa ya Paa Art Centre
Location: Paa ya Paa Lane, Ridgeways Road, Off Kiambu Road
Time: 9am-5pm daily
Entrance: Free

Take a tour to the lush grounds of Paa ya Paa with artistic scenery and view the Walk Thru Black History Photo Exhibit, also sample some recently released books (part of the exhibition).

For more info, contact Paa Ya Paa Arts Centre: 0733 270 109 or via e-mail

March 1, 2011 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

Festival: Black History Month, Feb. 26-27 2011 @ Paa ya Paa, Ridgeways & Village Mkt

Black History Month established in 1976 – now celebrated nationally and internationally in February – is the fruitful vision of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. Part of the aim of Black History is to recognize significant contributions to society made by people with African heritage.

Paa Ya Paa Arts Centre celebrates Black History Month with a host of activities and special Black History film showings at different venues. Sponsored by Paa Ya Paa Arts Centre, Friends of Paa Ya Paa and The American Embassy, movie viewings are open to the public.
At Paa Ya Paa, viewers can also enjoy a Walk Thru Black History Photo Exhibit and a Finale Program of music, singing, dancing and drumming

Dates: February 26-27, 2011
Film and Discussion Venues:

Date: February 26, 2011
Venue: Ridgeways Baptist Church
Movie: Martin Luther King
Time: 5pm

Date: February 27, 2011
Venue: Village Market
Movie: Martin Luther King
Time: 9am

Date: February 27, 2011
Venue: Paa ya Paa Art Centre
Movies: Neshoba, Soundtrack to a Revolution
Time: 12pm

Closing Events: Film, Performance, Art and Photo Exhibition
Date: February 27, 2011
Venue: Paa ya Paa Art Centre
The finale performance is at 3 p.m. with American vocalist Karen Davidson, the Nairobi Chamber Chorus, the African Nazarene University, Michel Ongaro, Grandmaster Masese, Kachumbari and other local Kenyan artists set the stage for a memorable event.

NB: The art exhibit [Walk Thru Black History Photo Exhibit] will remain open until March 13, 2011.

This year’s theme: The story of a people-Reflection on Black History

February 18, 2011 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Daniel Pearl World Music Days, Oct. 16 2010 @ Paa ya Paa

Venue: Paa ya Paa
Date: October 16, 2010
Time: 3.30-5.30pm

9th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days
Harmony for Humanity
‘At home in the world’

Daniel Pearl World Music days uses the power of music to promote cross cultural understanding and inspire hope for our global community.

October 6, 2010 at 9:10 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Art Exhibition, Jul 31-Aug 15 2010 @ Paa ya Paa

Painting with a mouse: Computer Art and Poems book launch by Liz Orchardson
Creating with clay & brush: Ceramics and painting by Margret Matanda

Venue: Paa ya Paa Art Gallery Ridge-ways, Off Kiambu Road, Nairobi
Duration: July 31- August 15 2010
Time: 9am-6pm daily

Products for sale: painting & books

Contact artists at: Liz Orchardson 0722 769902 & Margaret Matanda 0722 225440

August 6, 2010 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

Walk Thru Black History!, Feb 27 2010 @ Paa Ya Paa Gallery

February 19, 2010 at 1:56 pm Leave a comment

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