The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Young Artist With Magic Fingers

IRUNGU JAMES KUNGU, 19, has finished high school in Naivasha and intends to go to university next year. James says, "Art is the way people use their thinking. I like painting because it is in my heart.

It started just like a dream when I was young and discovered drawing. It was very hard for people, including my family, to believe and support me in my talent for art."

Young Kenyans can enter artworks (paintings, drawings, prints, collages, or works made out of recycled or natural materials) to the national art competition, Mask Art Prize!

You can win prizes and get an opportunity to exhibit in Nairobi and London. Post your artworks on the theme 'What makes you proud about Kenya' to:

The 2013 Mask Art Prize, Elsamere Centre, P.O. Box 1497, Naivasha, Kenya, or via email, before May 1. For full entry rules please visit: http://mobileartschoolinkenya.org/mask-art-prize/how-to-enter.html The competition is organised by Mobile Art School in Kenya, contact@mobileartschoolinkenya.org.

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