By Abdi Ali
Published August 5, 2015
An exhibition titled African Dynamic Inspirations is running at National Museums of Kenya’s Karen Blixen Museum in Nairobi’s Karen neighbourhood till August 15, 2015.
The show, that is open 10.00 AM-4.30 PM daily, is by Peter N Mburu (aka Salim) and features African women and their daily activities.
Mburu has just returned to Kenya from Denmark where he exhibited in March 2015 Though exploring various media, his common genre is painting.
Also running at Alliance Francaise till August 23, 2015 is Kenyan Cartoonists on Obama, a show that revolves around the visit of US President Barack Obama to Kenya July 24-26, 2015.
Kenya Fashion Awards, an event that is said to be celebrating designers, fashion photographers, models, fashion stylists, make-up artists and other creative people on the fashion scene, shall take place at the same venue on August 8, 2015.
Meanwhile the Creativity Gallery of Nairobi National Museum is preparing for a three-week show by Moses Muigai who creates a sense of harmony across his colourful figures using cubism techniques and a palette knife.Muigai is a graduate of the defunct Creative Art Centre in Nairobi. The exhibition shall run 8.30 AM-5.30 PM daily, August 6-31, 2015.
Coming up at Circle Art Agency Gallery in Lavingtone Green on August 12, 2015 is Faces….An exhibition of portraits of Nairobi women by Michael Soi. It shall end on August 24 just after a 48-hour event known as Nairobi Art & Beer Festival that will have gone down at Ngong Racecourse on August 22-23.
Penny Musengi of Raspberry Adams, the company that presents the 4th
Nairobi Art & Beer Festival, says the event will showcase photography, performance art, textile art, drawing, painting, sculpture, fashion shows, traditional foods, heritage, tourist sites among other forms.Seasonal entry fee shall be Sh2000 per person and Sh1500 for Sunday only.
The Lola Kenya Screen movie festival that is usually held in August and also serves as a skills-development programme and marketing platform for children and youth in eastern Africa, has been pushed to December 2015.
The next screening, discussion and networking platform, the 89th monthly Lola Kenya Screen film forum, shall be on September 28, 2015 at Goethe-Institut.