An event in support of Kenyan Artists Paint Their Truths
Saturday, 17 December 2016, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Experience an afternoon celebrating the resilience of the people of Kenya and the transformative power of creativity.
Join visual artist, comedian and teacher Rachelle Elie as she recounts her experience guiding twelve HIV-positive artisans into the land of visual art and painting. Discover how these artists became accomplished painters in just under two years, and how their art led to a successful commission in the only maternity hospital in Kenya. The afternoon includes an introduction by local obstetrician/ gynecologist Dr. Dave Caloia, who will recount his own experiences in medicine and the challenges of working in developing countries. Special appearance by Almonte composer, poet and musician Ian Douglas.
Also visit the exhibition, Living Positively – Kenyan Artists Paint Their Truths, from 10 December 2016 through 10 February 2017, at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. The exhibition features art work from the 1st Imani Artists Collective of Eldoret, Kenya.