Inganzo art gallery to celebrate 15 years in the industry

Inganzo Art Gallery on Saturday May 27 will celebrate 15 years in the visual arts industry. Dubbed “The Next Page”, celebrations will be held at Masaka Centre in Kicukiro, a Kigali suburb. The centre was opened three years ago and is now home to many upcoming artists.
Epa Binamungu is the founder of Iganzo Art Gallery. (File photos)
Epa Binamungu is the founder of Iganzo Art Gallery. (File photos)

Inganzo Art Gallery on Saturday May 27 will celebrate 15 years in the visual arts industry.

Dubbed “The Next Page”, celebrations will be held at Masaka Centre in Kicukiro, a Kigali suburb. The centre  was opened three years ago and is now home to many upcoming artists.

 

According to Epa Binamungu, the founder of Inganzo Art Gallery, the day will be celebrated with many established local artists in the country.

 

“We are grateful for how far we have come and will therefore celebrate the day with all the people that have been with us along this journey of growth,” Binamungu said.

 

Binamungu also said that the day will act as an eye opener for the artists. He said that there is need for them to move their careers to the next level so as to explore other opportunities that come with their work.

“I’m happy to have seen contemporary artists in Rwanda increase in number each year and have gone ahead to show interest in developing their talent,” he said.

The artist said that Rwandans have also come to embrace art as they have become more supportive of the industry, a thing that was not the case before.

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Binamungu’s paintings revolve around cultural heritage and day-to-day life struggles.

The event will start at 1pm till 8pm and there will be art exhibitions from upcoming artists like Crista Uwase, Franklin Jim Bajeneza, Paul Mugisha and Munezero Celestin, as well as works by Epa Binamungu.

Binamungu added that there will be lots of art work exhibited that day from aspiring artists.

This, he said, will be a way to give this talent the recognition it deserves and a chance to encourage those that still fear to pursue their dreams to come forward.

The exhibition will run from May 27 to June 17.

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The struggle for survival depicted on canvass. 

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