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Rhythm & Wine 4: Maia Von Lekow – Acoustic & Chris Adwar, Dec. 16 2016 @ Shifteye Gallery – the Priory

Date: December 16, 2016
Venue: the Shifteye Gallery – the Priory
Time: 8 pm
Tickets: KES800 advance and KES 1,200 at the Gate

Music by Maia Von Lekow – Acoustic & Chris Adwar and visual art by Nduta Kariuki

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Thursday Nite Live with Afrosimba Band, Dec, 15 2016 @ Choices – Baricho Road

Date: December 15, 2016
Venue: Choices, Baricho Road
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

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Jamhuri Reggae Festival with Capleton, Queen Ifrica, Dec. 11 2016 @ Safaricom Stadium – Kasarani

Date: December 11, 2016
Venue: Safaricom Stadium, Kasarani
Time: Gates Open from 11 am
Tickets: Regular KES 1,000; VIP KES 4,000

December 8, 2016 at 9:52 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Paint & Metal by Mary Ogembo & Dickens Otieno, Dec. 10 2016 – Jan. 14 2017 @ Creativity Gallery – National Museum

Dates: December 10, 2016 to January 14, 2017
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum
Time: Open Daily; 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Museum Rates Apply

Mary Ogembo’s paintings are rich with vibrant Earth colors that bring about the state of the African environment. She is inspired by the African woman and applies unconventional, engaging and fun concepts that overlook the negative stereotype placed on the African woman.

Ogembo is a kenyan born artist who has been working as a full time artist since 1998. She is currently based at the GoDown Arts centre in Nairobi. 2005, she won commonwealth arts and craft award, worked in Ghana as a resident artist for a period of six months at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Her work has been widely recognized by local media in Kenya and other countries including, South African broadcasting cooperation, Featuring Africa Within, CNN Inside Africa 2011 and others.

Collected by: The National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe, The Standard Chartered bank UK and Casoria museum in Italy have collected her work.

Exhibitions: Kenya, France, USA, Egypt, Canada, Finland, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia, India, Germany, Lithuania and Abu Dhabi.

Dickens George Otieno’s (B.1979) practice is driven by the search to find meaning and worth in things that seem otherwise useless. Otieno weaves large sculptural fabrics and makes cloth sculpture from discarded drink cans which he collects from local kiosks near his home and studio. He compares the shredded cans to palm leaves which have been used traditionally for weaving through many generations and civilizations.

Clothing is important because apart from covering the body, it is also a statement about the person through the different designs of color, material and even the patterns printed on them which reflects the time and the world today.

Works at: The GoDown Art Centre in Nairobi, Kenya

Selected Exhibitions: Amsterdam art fair(2016), UN.FORM/MULTI.FORM(2016), Kenya Art FAIR (2016), Circle Modern and Contemporary East African Art Auction(2015), solo exhibitions at Nafasi Art Centre-Dar es Saalam(2015), Emerson Hurumizi Zanzibar(2015) and Manjano(2011)
His work is represented in various private collections

December 8, 2016 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

Carols and Crackers: Greenwood Singers Concert, Dec. 11 2016 @ St. Austin’s Church

Date: December 11, 2016
Venue: St. Austin’s Church near St. Mary’s school, off James Gichuru Rd
Time: 3 pm
Entry: Free (donations encouraged)

All the proceeds will go to charity

December 8, 2016 at 9:31 am Leave a comment

Copyright X Course: the GoDown Invitation, by Jan. 2 2017 @ GoDown Arts Centre

Date: By January 2, 2017

December 7, 2016 at 4:23 pm 2 comments

Art Exhibition: Truth and Justice, Dec. 10 2016 @ Karen Village

Date: December 10, 2016
Venue: Karen Village
Time: 10 am – 6 pm

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