Dear friends, it was actually last year when some kind guy contacted me through this blog to use my Rwandan paining on his book cover. His name was Jim Bell and after a few mails we agreed my painting will … Continue reading
Arts Share offers schools and communities around the state a variety of opportunities, including interactive performances, workshops with rwandan painters and artists Willy ,J.Batiste ,Augustin Hakizimana with Korean artists in workshop at college Rugando Kimihurura.
I am sharing a short documentary video
The clan of pygmies in Rwanda called Abatwa were considered great hunters, potters, dancers and singers in the history of Rwanda but it is said that when the colony came the Pygmies were not recognized as a tribe. While others were taken into schools, the pygmies were considered bushmen and incapable of learning. But those pygmies are left alone by the rest of the society.
Similar to the Native Americans in the US or the Aborigines in Australia, Rwanda’s native people now live in close nit communities and face many challenges as the country around them continues to develop.
Here is a video about me and my work by Amici de Popoli.
I was busy working on my next project whtat will result in soon to be exhibition in Musanze, more about it in next posts, but for now just a glimpse what have i been doing so far. All paiintings are … Continue reading
If you are in doubt that there is nothing to in Musanze besides gorilla tracking, then you are wrong. Agasozi Art Center is open to everyone and often we have visitors joined with us. You can stay in Red Rocks or just visit if you prefer to sleep somewhere else in musanze. This time we were making bracelets. All things made on our workshop that are done by kids along with my paintings are for sale. This way you support local kids.
I stumbeled on this video by Dove and would like to share it with you. The video shows how we view ourselves compared to how others see us.
An ex forensic artist from police department met a series of women and asked each to describe the way they look.
He didnt see them before, nor he did not meet them during their introduction. He drove sketches just by listening their description.
Forensic artist asked women to describe themselves about following:facial structure, hair length,their most prominent features. He then sketched each participant from their self-description.
Each woman was asked before the study to get to know one of the other participants. The forensic artist then prompted each woman to describe the other’s face.
At the end of the video, the artist reveals two sketches — one from the participant itself, one from their partner. The differences are remarkable.