Posts tagged ‘karen’
Dates: Until June 5, 2016
Venue: Talisman Restaurant, Karen
Kenyan artist Mike Kyalo is renowned for his ability to portray the mood and environment of his homeland, capturing movement, shadow and expression in his unique style.
Based at the GoDown Art Center, Kyalo works primarily in paint and his pieces reflect the lives and struggles of those working in Nairobi, Mombasa, Likoni, Majengo and Machakos. His main focus is in his subjects body language, their composition and the seriousness they manifest while at work.
Mike’s work is on show at Talisman from the 17th of May.
Find more information on their Facebook page
Dates: May 17, 18, 25 & 27, 2016
She dreams of a glamorous lifestyle as the greatest opera singer in the world. But there is an obstacle: A rival appears on stage determined to reach the same heights. We follow the budding divas through marvellous arias from operas, operettas and musicals in their quest to find the perfect agent that will take them right up to the top…
German opera singer Doreen Ziegler and Kenyan mezzo-soprano Maggie Gitu perform a hilarious and entertaining show – somewhere between a comedian opera and an operatic comedy!
To book a ticket call 0703-508195 or email email@example.com
For more information on #RentADiva visit: http://www.doreenziegler.de/
Artist2Artist is a forum that provides a safe space for artists to get together, share experiences, exchange ideas and talk about their personal journeys.
This session will be hosted by Joseph Bertiers. Bertiers’s work is concerned with social, political and economic issues in Kenya and abroad. His detailed paintings and life-sized sculptures are characterized by a sharp wit and humour. As a teenager, Bertiers painted signs for shops and bars, which led him to pursue a career in art.
Join this, one on one, conversation with the artist at his studio in Karen as he shares insights about his life as an artist, mentor and entrepreneur.
This two hour session is open to all and will run from 2pm to 4pm. RSVP by calling 0721262326 before 10th May 2016.
Mwini Mutuku, Curator Ross Van Horn and The Little Art Gallery Project Coordinator, William Ndwiga invite you to Visceral 2| M THEORY at The Little Art Gallery, Karen.
Mwini’s work exists at the intersection of graphic design and fine art.In ‘Visceral 2 | M THEORY’, he explores particle physics and the mind in an attempt to investigate ideas around existence.
The exhibition is set as a conversation between two bodies of work, one with Mirrors and the other with Scorched Paper pieces that attempt to visualise string theory – often called the “theory of everything”.
Exhibition Dates: September 25 – November 20, 2015
This body of work is a continuation of the ‘Conversation’ that has dominated Maggie Otieno’s work for the last 7 years. She is engaging her audience to converse with the Elders and others: the sculptures created from a 100 year old red Indian teak wood (Railway Sleepers) and new and recycled metal. She uses this mix of complementary, seasoned, old and the new materials to symbolize societal inter-intra age synergies, dialogues and linkages as well as to arouse conversations within her audience.
To produce this body of works, Maggie has been inspired by looking at people having conversations, whether she is part of these conversations or not. ‘I get caught up in the expressions, and gestures that I see. I have translated these distant conversations into my work and they therefore form a part of a continuous conversation within the audience that interacts with the works … The works on Block Board are ‘ALL MY THOUGHTS’ – A series of new works embodying the conversations that go through my mind as I interact with my materials, eliminating and adding onto elements at my discretion. It is about what I choose to remember and that which I choose to forget, and these too, are my Silent Conversations’
Maggie has taken part in numerous exhibitions, workshops and residencies both in Kenya, East African region, Algeria, Nigeria, Netherlands, USA and UK.