Telling children stories through art

“Once in life, everybody has a moment where they feel they are doing the right thing at the right time and it feels amazing. That is how I feel today after completing an abstract painting in acrylics with an aim of bringing a smile to a less privileged child down in the slums of Kampala.” Those were the opening remarks of artist Jovan Kiganda to the minimal audience that attended his exhibition dubbed Painting Meets Photography last Thursday at The Sound Cup, Garden City in Kampala.
To keep the evening entertaining, there was a musical performance from vocalist Sandy Soul, who thrilled revellers with melodic and electrifying songs of her soul and jazz funk songs like Balimba Babuzza, Superstar and renditions of various artistes like Pharrell Williams’ Happy, among others.
The setup of the venue seemed like an art gallery and this is where Kiganda called upon his counterpart, Diana Maria Rosu from Romania, who had taken the photographs of the children reflected in his painting.
“We wanted to fuse painting and photography through combining our two different talents so that we support the less privileged children in slums under the initiative of Children Reach out Uganda,” Kiganda said, adding: “When you look at the piece titled Dancer, one will get a clear interpretation that we were reflecting the children’s fun time and joy since it composed of smiling faces and playful moments.”

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SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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