December 10, 2010 – Kenya’s first Arts diary was launched at the Ole Sereni hotel on Wednesday.
The diary is a 152 page full colour account of true African skill in visual art. The 2011 Art diary features the works of over 60 contemporary artists living and working in Kenya. These include Sane Wadu, Fitsum Berhe, James Mbuthia and Kioko Mwitiki, whose names have talent and flair written all over them.
The diary has a one week per double-page spread, giving plenty of space to write, make notes, draw or paint. The diary is a collector’s item. It is a unique blend of everything ‘art’ that anyone in need of celebrating Kenyan art should own.
During the launch of the diary, Russian ambassador Valery Yegoshkin noted that his country supports African Art.
“The Moscow Museum displays African artwork and Russia plans to display more art from East Africa. We are proud to be associated with artwork from Kenya.”
The diary, which will also be shipped abroad at subsidised rates to showcase African art, retails at Sh1,500.