Friday, October 29, 2010

Our Uganda Friday: 29 October 2010

by Hanna Schwing

Last Friday, Darlyne mentioned Donald Wasswa's Seventh Sense art exhibit at Emin Pasha, a popular boutique hotel in Kampala. On Thursday evening, I brought my new housemate to see the Healing Art performance, a continuation of the exhibit. Wasswa's colorful paintings of surreal dreamscapes depicting fanciful trees and wild animals were presented with soothing vocal and acoustic guitar performances by Tamba and Michael Ouma. Also on display were the Wazbees, colorfully painted simplified carvings of wild animals created by Donald Wasswa and Sarah Bernabe. While people mingled and sipped on mild complimentary cocktails, Chef Shaun Christian and Wasswa helped cook small bites for the guests. The Seventh Sense art exhibit and Healing Art performance made for a completely relaxed but stimulating experience.

And Wasswa's art is amazing. See for yourself:

This painting is about six feet tall and ten feet long.

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