New space for artists opened in Kacyiru

Great Arts Makes All (GAMA) Art Foundation officially opened its art space at Yaya Art Gallery in a colourful event that was fairly attended by ART enthusiasts. 

The new art space, launched over the weekend, will house more than 15 plus artists, with types of art ranging from drawing, painting, sculpture, metal art, ceramics, installation, illustrations and also performing arts like poets, story tellers and theater.

The event, that began a few minutes to 7pm and ended towards 11pm, had guests on their toes from the word go as different artists, including upcoming ones, displayed different kinds artworks.

However, Remmy Iradukanda, a live painter, stood out as the man of the night when he painted a portrait of the legendary comedian the late Charlie Chaplain in less than five minutes. 

Joel Skid, a poet, who did his spoken word for the first time on stage left guests yearning for more

Julius Zigama, the founder of GAMA arts foundation, while speaking at the event, thanked everyone for making the art foundation a reality.

 “I want to thank the entire team of GAMA Arts Foundation for making my dream come true. I want to thank the management of Yaya Art gallery for being a bridge of unity within the art industry by allowing the partnership of working together,” he said

He also called upon stakeholders in the education sector to consider fine art as an important subject which can help children to make use of the talent and is of great importance to the entire society

“Those in education sector should consider fine art as an important subject in the lives of children,  the youth and to the entire society and it should be supported. As artists we should also be more passionate about our work if we are to be taken seriously by society,” he added  

Gulain Iradukunda, the programmes manager at the organisation, noted that for some time now the foundation has been offering art lessons to less privileged schools.

“Through our one art class programme we have been offering art lessons to the less privileged children in the community, we also organise for them art seminars and get them internship placements,” he said

Guests at the cheerful event were also treated to live music from Mike Kayihura.

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