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Celebrating Kenya @ 50 years: Art Exhibition by Edward Njenga & Leonard Kateete, Until Dec. 31 2013 @ National Museum

Celebrating Kenya @50 with Art from Edward Njenga & Leonard Kateete

Celebrating Kenya @50 with Art from Edward Njenga & Leonard Kateete

The Nairobi National Museum is curating two art exhibitions in celebration of Kenya’s 50th Anniversary. The show is part of a series of anniversary events and exhibitions taking place in the National Museums of Kenya throughout the year.

Opening: July 30, 2013
Venue: National Museum
Time: 5 pm
Guest of Honour: Hon. Dr Hassan Wario, Cabinet Secretary, Sports Culture & the Arts

Exhibition Dates: Until December 31, 2013

Showcasing: Edward Njenga A Son’s Dedication (1962 – 2013 ceramics) and Leonard Kateete Humanity through My Eyes portraits of the traditional African Family

Celebrating Kenya @50 with art

‘A son’s Dedication’ by 91 year old Kenyan ceramist Edward Njenga is an outstanding display of miniature human forms depicting events in Kenya’s history from 1962 to current. Njenga’s ceramics are modelled around the themes of history, health, education, family and relationships, religion, recreation, sports, sustenance, communication, technology and everything human.

The focus on Ugandan artist Leonard Kateete is his almost life-size oil paintings of African communities, commissioned and owned by Nation Media Group and loaned to the Nairobi National Museum for exhibition.
Art has no boundaries; Kateete who resides in Nairobi is responsible for several magnificent murals and sculpture installations in Kenya. An original print of Tears of Freedom (1990); an expressive portrait of Nelson Mandela in oils that is a collection on display at the Mandela Museum SA, will also be on show. Humanity through My Eyes is no doubt a magnificent contribution to the preservation and presentation of the physical history of the African people through art.

The two artists will exhibit in the Cultural Dynamism Gallery and the Ecology Gallery respectively for 6 months.
The Nairobi National Museum is home to some of the most celebrated heritage collections of Kenya and the East African region.
These two exhibitions aim to serve as a major attraction and a useful source of information on Kenya’s history, art and culture.

July 31, 2013 at 11:59 am Leave a comment

Party: Up Magazine Nairobi 2nd Year Anniversary Party, Jun. 29 2013 @ Railway Museum

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Date: June 29, 2013
Venue: Railway Museum [Next to Kenya Poly]
Time: 4 pm
Tickets: Kshs 1000

This year’s UP Live festival, marking UP Magazine’s 2nd-Year Anniversary, is going to be double the size and double the fun.

Themed “Other Side of the Tracks”, this year’s event takes place in the antiquated train yards of the Railway Museum. The backdrop provides a unique venue for UP’s mixture of art, music, film and great food.

UP Live 2 starts in the afternoon hours from 4 p.m. and features a special ‘Street Faire’, festival-environment involving chic urban vendors, such as Chilimango, Nairobi Vinyl, book swappers and other urban retailers. Co-sponsor, Dormans, will provide grilled favorites and great coffees. This is complemented by ‘street eats’ such as fresh Indian Karoga-style stews and naan. Popcorn, cotton candy and cup cakes will be just as yummy for adults as it will be for Kids.

Performers: The Old Cambrians Band, The Kenyan Boys Choir and the Slum Drummers are going to collaborate with our diverse line-up of headliners including Ayub Ogada, Blinky Bill, Mumala, and Miss Karun and Thee MC Africa (from Camp Mulla).

Absolut Vodka presents this year’s UP Live concert. This partnership includes an artist activation called, Absolut Blank. Selected artists will be on site painting canvases supplied by Absolut Vodka. This begins a three-month program, called Pop-UP Gallery and a competition to crown Nairobi’s leading pop-artist.

Pawa 254 will also be on hand to create a ‘media salon’, complete with chill out spaces and phote exhibitions. Nai ni Who? will be tracking the activities as part of an overall public space and community-building project.
When the sun goes down the jam-packed concert begins. This year’s line-up includes UP’s uniquely-produced mix of traditional and pop-music with late night dance-house DJs capping the evening.

Early birds will get a break on the entrance price of 700/= if paying in advance for tickets available at all Dormans, or at the gate before 7 p.m. After 7 p.m. tickets are 1,000/=.

Parking is free. Lot’s of security. Tenting and oil-can fires will provide warmth and coverage no matter what the weather.

June 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm Leave a comment

Evening Art Walk: Absolut Art Absolut Spirit, Dec. 6 2012 @ National Museum of Kenya

Absolute art Absolute Spirit
Date: December 6, 2012
Venue: National Museum of Kenya
Time: 6.30 pm

The National Museum of Kenya Permanent Art collection will be showcased to the public for the very first time

Exhibiting artists: Cartoon Joseph, Moses Nyawanda, Michael Dete, James Mutisya, Moses Muigai, Wilson Mwangi, Erick Wamagata, Oliver Okoth

Also get a chance to walk with artists through museum art galleries
Walk through the gallery
Complementary Absolut Vodka will be served

December 1, 2012 at 3:51 pm Leave a comment

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