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A least 15 visual artists converge for an exhibition at Mvurwi Town Council Conference Hall tomorrow. Running under the theme “Zvipo Zvirimuvana” the exhibition was organised by African Palette Studios under the directorship of Dion Mukamba.

Mukamba said they have invited a number of visual arts who specialise in pencil sketches, colour paintings and oil paintings to come and showcase their work.

“A number of visual artists will be participating in the event that will be officially opened by Dr Shojakhani, Head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Culture in Zimbabwe,” he said.

Several cultural groups from Bindura, Mutorashanga, Guruve and Mazoe will perform at the event. He said there will be public discussions on the challenges faced by artists and mapping the way forward.

“Public discussions will be held and also a workshop on painting which can be great enthusiastic as well as school children will be held,” he added.

Children will also get a chance to showcase their talent at the event.

Some of the artists that will participate on the event include Rutenda Gumunyu, Tatenda Mavetera, Kudakwashe Mukamba and Dereck Mushoka among others. Mukamba has done portraits of prominent figures like President Robert Mugabe, Alick Macheso and Nelson Mandela among other icons in Africa.

Different wild animals are also part of his collection while he also explores natural disasters like the Tokwe Mukosi floods through his drawings.

Mukamba was born in 1983 and started his career while he was at Holy Rosery Primary School in Mvurwi.

“I started painting while I was at primary chool and hosting such an event was my dream for a long time,” he said.

Patriotism pushed him to put his thrust on issues affecting Africa and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is a great country with talent and as artist need to tell the world about it through our works,” he said.

He called on busiensspeople and the media to support them in order to expand their art works.

“We need the support to do some of these things and we are happy that we have managed to host such an exhibition in Mvurwi,” he said.

Source : The Herald