We just returned from ourÂ fifth Art Camp in the Mathare Valley, Kenya and were blown awayÂ by the amazing creativity of the 60 talented students who participated!Â This years team of Artist Mentors were: Jason, LaVonne and Philister – Video, Henry and Dennis – Photography, Sarah and Seth – Visual Art, Mark, James and Winny – Music. The 2015 editionÂ saw someÂ exciting developments: a new partnership with Nairobi Chapel and the Jubilee Scholarship Program that brought 20 students to Art Camp, and recent IA Scholarship recipients Philister, Winny and Henry all serving as Artist Mentors during the Camp. The week ended with a Showcase Celebration on Friday April 17th where students presented their creative achievements to friends and family, and the Showcase included a special performance by well-known Kenyan recording artistÂ Helen Mtawali. We continue to deepen our partnership with Mathare Community Outreach and are grateful for the work and friendship of leadership and staff. Thanks also to the great efforts of our host and friend, Dotun Modupe.
Now take a look at the amazing art the students created!
Apples – Music Class
Conquerors – Faith
Best Mum – Winny
Don’t Ever Leave Me – Belline and Dorine
It’s a Beautiful Day – Christine and Shanton
Focused – John and Faith
Lord You Are My Shepherd – Brenda
Mungu Ananijua Vyema – Agata
We Worship You – David, Solomon and Edwin
Lydia and Pecilla