Nairobi Gallery showcases the best of Pan-African art

“The shopkeeper who was selling the Congolese ivory carving that Murumbi wanted to buy was so impressed that an African was collecting another African’s work of art — something he had never seen before — that he gave it to Mr Murumbi for free.” When the Nairobi Gallery reopens next month during the Heroes’ Day…

Book launch promotes Kenyan authors

Book launch promotes Kenyan authors Book sales were brisk on Tuesday night at Alliance Française during the launch of two Kenyan novels from Longhorn Publishers. Two of Kenya’s writers Kinyanjui Kombani and Jason Kap Kirwok were at hand to sign their books after the launch at the Wangari Maathai. Kombani’s 188 pages Den of Iniquities…

Lionel Richie Garang’ at Kuona Trust

From a matatu artist to a mask sculptor L.R. Garang’s mother loved Lionel Richie, the former lead singer of The Commodores, that she named her first born song after him – Lionel Richie Garang. He did not rise to follow in the steps of the man he was named after. Today L.R is making a…

Portraits of many Kenyan Artists by Dale Webster

Portraits reveal wealth of talent in Kenya’s vibrant art world Dale Webster has been painting and drawing practically all his life, although professionally he’s been a philosopher, art historian and university lecturer up until he came to Kenya four years ago with a mind to finally pursue his real passion — portrait painting. That passion…

‘Borrowed Life’ script by Seth Busolo shows pain and passion for financial fraud

Greed and blind obsession the dominant themes in new play    Cornelius (Justin Karunguru) the comedic con man on stage in Seth Busolo’s play ‘‘Borrowed Life.’’   Photo/MARGARETTA WA GACHERU  By Margaretta wa Gacheru Posted  Thursday, April 17  2014 at  18:13 In Summary Borrowed Life is a play that originally offered a sensitive portrait of a troubled woman…

ISK/FOTA Show filled with new talents and old veterans

Friends of the Arts provide a sale platform for Kenyan artists Artists participate in the annual event to showcase their latest work and to sell. One of the most highly anticipated visual arts event of the year is the annual Friends of the Arts (FOTA). Held at the International School of Kenya (ISK) it provides…