27 February 2013

Gambia: Curator Challenges Gambian Artistes

The curator and director of Copyright at the National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has urged Gambian artists to redouble their efforts and keep alive the spirit of arts and culture in the country.

Hassum Ceesay was speaking Saturday at the Alliance Francaise-Gambienne along Kairaba Avenue, while declaring open the 8th edition of Art from The Gambia Exhibition, organised by some top Gambian artists. The exhibition is expected to last up to March 16th 2013.

Ceesay also dilated on the importance his institution attaches to the promotion and development of the arts and culture industry of the country. He extolled the paintings displayed, the energy, time and commitment devoted to them to celebrate the rare intelligence, creativity and innovation of Gambian artists.

Oko Drammeh, a prominent Gambian music promoter, also hailed the efforts of the organisers. He commended the management of Alliance Francaise-Gambienne for the exhibition. Drammeh also spoke on the importance of the arts exhibition and its impact on the exposure of the artistes involved.

Dier Martins, the director of the Alliance Francaise-Gambienne, assured of his support to the artistes at all times, adding that the exhibition is inline with the centre's objectives of promoting and developing arts and culture across the globe.

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