International artists on display as part of KSU Year of Kenya celebration

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Jan. 17‚ 2007)— The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University will present an…

Georgia (Jan 17, 2007) — International artists on display as part of KSU Year of Kenya celebration

Cheryl Anderson Brown

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Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown‚ Assistant Director of Public Relations for the College of the Arts‚ 770−499−3417 or cbrown@kennesaw.edu

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Jan. 17‚ 2007)— The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University will present an exhibition of the work of six Kenyan visual artists opening Thursday‚ January 18‚ 2007 with a reception 6:30−9 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery. Presented alongside 42 photographs by James Muriuki are six short videos by Evanson Kangethe‚ Patrick Mukabi‚ Kevin Odour‚ Frank Odweso and Jimmy Ogonga. This exhibition marks the 22nd year in which a related art exhibition is a major event as part of the “Year of …” celebration on campus.

The six videos were commissioned by five myles gallery in Brooklyn‚ New York and are the creation of five young painters in Nairobi‚ Kenya. Each artist works with movement as seen through the lens.

James Muriuki’s photographs were recently included in “Snap Judgment‚” the exhibition of contemporary African photography at the International Center of Photography‚ New York. In 2004‚ his photographs were included in the “Kenya Art” exhibition at five myles and the Brooklyn Public Library. Born in 1977‚ James Muriuki was educated at the University of Nairobi. He has exhibited at the Indian Ocean Biennale in Madagascar‚ and in Kenya he shows with Romoma Gallery in Nairobi.

The exhibition‚ “Kenya: Contemporary Photography and Video Art‚” continues through Thursday‚ March 1‚ 2007. All gallery events are free and open to the public. Fine Arts Gallery hours are Monday−Thursday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday evenings 7−9 p.m. (Closed on university holidays). The Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Joe Mack Wilson Building. For a complete schedule and more information‚ call 770−499−3223.

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate of education.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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