MISSUE NO. 3140 

October 03 - 09, 2008


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Realistic Art and Abstract forms of painting

Coastweek - - Alliance Française de Mombasa will be hosting renowned Lamu artist Adam Musa's collection of paintings from October 09 to November 20, 2008.

This is one of the four exhibitions lined up by the center this last quarter of the year showcasing contemporary art.

Adam specializes in water painting on canvas and palette knife art skill and has distinguished himself as a prolific painter inspired by the unique scenic surroundings on his native Lamu island Old Town, with it's rich Swahili cultural trappings that led to it's declaration as a World Heritage Site in 2001.

He started using his artistic talents at a tender age by painting portraits and landscapes inside Lamu's cafes and restaurants.

He subsequently participated and won in Inter District Art Competitions, which led to his first major showcase in 1988:the decoration of the Lamu District Agricultural Stand at the Mombasa ASK Show.

He has never looked back since.

He attributes his success to the training opportunities that helped him hone his skills including participation of Kuona Trust workshops in 1997 and 1998 and others that have inspired him in his new found expression specializing in both the Realistic Art and the Abstract forms of painting.

Adam has featured in art exhibitions organized nationally and has also mounted a number of private ones at the Fort Jesus Museum and at Lamu Fort Museum including Wasani International Art workshop at Lamu Fort, 2004, Mombasa Agricultural show Lamu stand from 1988-2005, Lamu Museum during Maulid Festivals 1999 and during Millennium 2000 at Lamu Museum among others.

His paintings are prominent attractions in major hotel reception lounges in Lamu, receiving admiration from the many visitors docking in the town.

This makes Adam one of the most recognizable contemporary artists from the island.

Coastweek - - Scenes from Lamu by talented Artist Adam Musaon Exhibition At Alliance Française De Mombasa.

Members of the public are invited to attend this event open to the public free of charge weekdays 9am-7pm and Saturdays 9am to12.30pm.





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