KIYOMI: ART FOR CHILD BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

‘A work of art is an adventure of the mind”. Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. This was how the special bond between Kiyomi and I was created. Kiyomi is Japanese and as expected a talented Child brain developer. She uses her style of art to educate children in Katangi, Eastern Kenya….

HERE IS TO A NEW ONE….

2019 is here, you’ll hear people say “new year, new me” in multiple occasions. This points to resolutions they’re making to bring about some major changes in their lives. Averagely 8% of people actually keep their New Year’s resolution. Tradition has it each and every January most people make resolutions for the New Year ahead….

HADITHI, HADITHI, HADITHI NJOO ART EXHIBITION BY GLORIA MUTHOKA.

The first thing that came to mind when I saw the exhibition’s title was my childhood experience. Growing up, in a typical African setting, storytelling sessions were part of our culture. Every story started with the words, hadithi , hadithi and the respondents would answer hadithi njoo. And so was the title for Gloria Muthoka’s…

ART AND LIVING SPACE

ART AND LIVING SPACE (Rinjearts.com)     It has been a while since I took pen to paper, don’t get me wrong it’s not like I’m all dried up and out of ideas, it’s only the hassle of finding the perfect balance between work and time to write, well the burnout is real. Recently, a…

ART APPRECIATED

Art, reminds me of the Renaissance, which means “Rebirth” to the French. It was a time where creativity was the main theme set about by the likes of Michael Angelo and Leonardo da Vinci. These are famous minds and everyone has heard of them in one way or another. I see art as the individual…

How easy is it to kill Passion and Talent?

I attended Public Schools in the pursuit of my education and at the time the most interactive of subjects had already been scrapped out of the syllabus, that is, art, music and home-science. This was a time when Kenyan culture was still vibrant and stood out especially with the ‘Hakuna Matata’ slogans were heard on…

Is Charcoal Art Technique still in practice?

CHARCOAL ART. One would ask, is there any other use of charcoal apart from it been a source of fuel? Well, artists’ charcoal is similar to that employed in other fields such as producing gunpowder and cooking fuel. This is a form of dry art medium made of finely ground organic materials that are held…

2018 Re-birth, Re-start, Re-focus, Re-adjust.

Welcome to rinjearts.wordpress.com and follow my journey as an art fan in to the Kenyan Visual Art world as i write about my thoughts and highlighting the inspiring stories of emerging visual artists whom i meet in different areas of interaction.