16 November 2012

Kenya: Nairobi to Host Stone Art Exhibition

An exhibition organised by the African Stones Talk International Stone Sculpture Symposium will be held in Nairobi starting today till November 30.

The theme of the African Stone Sculpture exhibition is 'Building peace and harmony though art in stone'. In a statement, the chairman of the committee Elkanah Ong'esa said international artists from Ghana, Uganda, Bulgaria, South Africa, Egypt and Kenya will feature in the exhibition which will take place at Kenya Railways Museum Art Gallery.

The artists participated in the first and second Africa Stones Talk Symposium in Tabaka, Kisii County. Ong'esa said other special features will be live demonstrations of traditional Kisii stone carving techniques, ancient Kisii rock art heritage, traditional music and dance, poetry and Christmas and souvenir gift Items on sale.

The exhibitions will feature stone sculptures, engravings, incising or pecking will be presented in the form of regalia, in stories or in photographs and videos or slides shows.

Among the international artists to be featured are Cephus Agbemenue (Ghana), George Cockott (South Africa) Lillian Nabulime and Allan Bwambale (Uganda), Tsenthanka Koikova (Bulgaria), Hany Faisal (Egypt), Gerald Motondi (Kenya) and Ong'esa.

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