Tuesday, August 02, 2005

'AFRICAN CULTURES, AFRICAN COLOURS' visual arts exhibition

Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005
AfricanColours [http://www.africancolours.net/] an established web portal that
serves as a Contemporary African arts resource database and digital art archive
- presents the occasion of its first exhibition, at the new Fiesta Restaurant in
Nairobi from Wednesday August 3rd - 31st 2005.

The theme of this exhibition 'African Cultures, African Colours' - seeks to
redefine African Culture through the visual media and arts. The opening at 6pm
on Wednesday 3rd August, will be attended by Her Excellency Tanya van Gool, the
Dutch ambassador to Kenya; Mr. Tom Mshindi, Chief Executive, the Standard Group
and Dr. Patrick Lumumba, Secretary to the Constitution of Kenya Review
Commission (CKRC).

Other invited guests are Hon. Ochilo Ayako, Culture Minister; Hon. Raila Odinga,
Roads Minister; Hon. Najib Balala, National Heritage Minister, Hon. Prof.
Wangari Maathai, Asst. Minister Environment and H.E Hubert Fournier, French
ambassador to Kenya, among others. The exhibition will be open to the public
from 4th August to 31st August 2005. There is no admission charge.

Participating artists include Wanyu Brush, Annabelle Wanjiku Reeno, Kamal Shah,
Kahare Miano, Peter Elungat, Leon Kuhn from South Africa, Tabitha wa Mburu, Mary
Ogembo, Smooth Ugochukwu of Nigeria, Peterson Kamwathi, David Mwaniki, Thom
Ogonga, Simon Mureithi, Maggie Otieno, Sudanese artists Salah Ammar, Eltayeb
Dawelbeit, Halfawi Hussein, Yassir Ali; Sammy Lutaya, Patricia Njeri, Sam
Kimemia, Patrick Mukabi, Hina Haria, Beatrice Wanjiku, Veroniccah Muwonge of
Uganda, Evans Omondi, John Njathi, Wanjohi Nyamu, John Silver, Kanyiva Kahare,
Nelly Wanjiru, Kevin Kariuki, Alex Mbugua, Patrick Kirono, Irene Wanjiru, Halima
Shahib, Peter Salim Mburu, Anthony Okello, Samuel Githui, Wilson Mwangi and
Eritrean Fitsum Berhe Woldelibanos to mention a few.

As AfricanColours strives to transform the face of visual arts in Kenya and
Africa, we plan to regularly collaborate with the Media to nurture appreciation
and patronage of local art by providing exposure for contemporary African
artists and their works of art.
CONTACT: for further enquiries call Emmanuel, Tracy or Jackie on 020 250 373,
0724 231 071, 0722 506930
tracy@africancolours.com or emmanuel@africancolours.com
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This article was received from H-AfrArts, H-Net Network for African Expressive Culture and is reprinted in Tribal Artery as a service to our readers. Tribal Artery is published by http://www.tribalworks.com , a web site devoted African and other tribal arts.

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