Fahad Ndangiza’s art exhibition kicked off last Friday at Blues Café where the passionate artist will be showcasing some of his paintings until May 12.
The exhibition with the theme “The Power of Art” will see the art graduate present his work to the public and the proceedings will go towards supporting a project to support street kids learn art.
Ndangiza has participated in several exhibitions including Street Festival Kampala 2010, FESPAD 2010 and Kisoboka art exhibition in the Netherlands. He says he was inspired to bring the exhibition ‘back home’ to benefit underprivileged children, as part of his contribution to nation building.
“I have been exhibiting in Uganda but, this time, I wanted to come back home and show how art can heal people, transform the society,” says the Kyambogo University Art graduate.
“I want to show Rwandans that art can be a profession. We still have few professional artists here and I am hoping my project will inspire children to love art,” Ndangiza says.
The 25-year-old thrives mainly on painting and sculpturing but, during the exhibition, only paintings will be showcased.
He adds that his oil and water painting is a mixture of colour, culture and imagination, with a traditional Rwandan touch. He adds that his love for art stretches from childhood through his secondary school life at Kigezi College Butobere in Uganda.
Born in Kisoro, Uganda, Ndangiza, today, runs a project which gives street kids or underprivileged children a chance to practice art. Iwacu Arts Clinic, based in Ruhengeri town, Musanze, operates both in Rwanda and Uganda. It was launched last year.