The Observer (Kampala)

6 December 2012

Uganda: Journeying Through 50 Years of Art

Perhaps the great artist Leonardo da Vinci put it best. "Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen." While lovers of art will traverse thousands of miles to acquire this kind of poetry, the enthusiasm is still low in Uganda.

Many Ugandans still believe art is best left hanging in the art gallery or in the artist's studio. Fireworks Advertising wants more Ugandans to fall in love with art. In its 4th edition of the annual art exhibition, Fireworks Adverting wants to exploit the potential of artists and raise their profile.

The exhibition also wants to show the value of art in an office environment. This time round, the exhibition will focus on the theme, "Uganda Art 50", showcasing works over Uganda's 50 years of independence. So, come journey through the years at the Kabira Country Club on December 7 - 8, 2012 starting at 9am. Entrance is free for all.

The sponsors of the event are: Ruparelia group, NTV, Crown Beverages Limited and Blue Cube.

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