By Ogova Ondego
Published October 25, 2013
The western Kenya town of Kisumu is between October 4 and December 12, 2013 hosting an exhibition of jewellery and paintings between 9.00AM and 5.00PM daily.
Titled Jo’Olow: Jewellery & Painting Exhibition and hosted at Kisumu Museum, a publicity release on the show says the “exhibition revolves around the ‘Myth of Jo’Olow’, a legend among the fisherfolk community for having used his talent to provide for them.”
Access to the show is free.
Meanwhile, the Affordable Art Show opens at Nairobi National Museum (NNM) this evening, October 25, 2013 and runs through the weekend.
It is a fund-raising event organised by the Kenya Museum Society with the aime of supporting the Permanent Art Collection at NNM.
The show is expected to kick off at 6.00PM with an opening party in the Atrium behind the Louis Leakey Auditorium that is planned to run till 9.00PM. The entry fee of Sh500 per person (for Friday only) shall cover a drink, snacks and entertainment. There shall be no entry fee on Saturday and Sunday, 10.00AM-4.00PM.
Among the artists exhibiting more than 300 Paintings, mixed media, collages,sculptures, wood prints, drawings and mosaics are Alex Njoroge, Alex Wainaina, Anne Mwiti, Annie Njoki , Anthony Mbongo, Barbara Best, Beatrice Ndumi, Boniface Maina, Celine Kosi, Chain Muhandi, Charles Ngatia , Chege Gitura, Cyprian Ogambi, Cyrus Kabiru, Daniel Kungu, Daniel Wanjau, David Maina, David Ndambuki, Dedanson Mwangi, Denis Muraihu, Dinesh Ravankar, Edgar Misango , Elain Estew, Elijah Kariuki Nyutu, Elisha Ongere, Emilly Odongo, Esther Mukuhi, Eunice Wadu, Evans Maina Ngure, Evans Yego, Evanson Kangethe, Fauzia Volke, Fredrick Kamau, Fuse sulle, George Ngaruiya, Gerald Motondi, Gikonyo Maina, Humprey Odero, Jak Katarikawe, James Mutisya, Jas Furniss, Jimmy Matu, Joseph Mburu, Joshua Mainga, Justus Kyalo, Kahiga Stephen Muchiri, Kariuki Exhibi, Kennedy Ndung’u, Kennedy Ombisi, Kevin Kariuki, Kevin Oduori, Kimani Gichau, Kuona Trust, Leaky Mutahi Kaburu, Linda Furniss, Mark Gisiora, Martin Bulinya, Marvin Abwao Nicholas, Melvin Sagini, Micheal Wafula, Moses Muigai, Moses Nyawanda, Muriuki Eugine Ngare, Mwaura Gicharu, Nduta Kariuki, Ng’ang’a Njoroge, Ngugi Waweru, Nicholas Muthee, Njogu Wamarite , Pascal Chuma, Patricia Odindo, Patricia Winnie Wanjiru, Patrick Mbogo, Patrick Mwangi Mwaura, Patrick Ng’ang’a Karimi, Paul Otieno, Perminus L. Karanja, Peter Kibunja, Peter Mbugua, Peter Ndirangu, Petr W. Muinde, Reuben Mwangi Murage, Richard Allela, Ruth Nyakundi, Sam Abasila, Sam Kakai, Samuel ( sam) Kimemia, Samuel Nganga Njoroge, Samuel Njuguna Njoroge, Sane Wadu, Shine Tani, Silvester Mwangi, Simon Kinyanjui, Simon Muiruri Njoroge, Simon Tobiko, Stephen Njenga, Tabitha Wa Thuku, Thom Ogonga, Victor Njoroge, Vivian Mugoya, Wangui Kibera, Wanyu Brush, Wilson Mwangi Kinyua, Joseph Kenyata, Andrew Kamiti, Elijah Nyutu, Peter Nyanjui, Joseph Kimani, Martin Otieno, Joseph Muchini, Patrick Kinuthia, Joshua Mulandi, Justus Kyalo, Martin Muhoro, Barbara Atieno, Hassan, Elain Kehew, Elijah Mutua, Debibya Charia, Daniel Kinyanjui, Timothy Chiwai, Aggrey Jaden, Teresia Wambui, Kevin Irungu (Kevo Stero), Eric Karanja, Martin Kamyu, Otieno Gomba, Robert Njoroge, Elaine Kehew, Kimani Nderitu, Sebastian Kiarie, Stephen Otieno, Symon mikubu, Everln Muraguri, Samuel Kantai, Susan warueno, Beverly Mungari, Soni Ruby, Gomba Malcom, Chege Kamote, and Lojiron Jaden.
The committee organising the Affordable Art Exhibition comprises Wendy Karmali, Dr Marla Stone, Patricia Jentz, Kathy Vaughan, Lydia Galavu, Julie Merab, Dinesh Ravankar, Mel Mellows, Margaret Anselm, Mandie Rose, Saryoo Shah, Annette Boas, Lucy Njeri and Dorothy Mkala.