An award-winning East African artist is staging one of his biggest public exhibitions so far in Nairobi with the help of the United States Information Services there.
GV Exterior U.S.I.S. building
SV Interior ZOOM INTO CU painting of woman and child
SV Painting of donkeys in field
SV Mr. Robert McIlvaine with Mr. Msangi looking at painting
SV Modern art paintings
SV ZOOM INTO CU another modern another modern art painting
CU Another ditto
SV Mr. Ramtu speaking to guests; Mr. McIlavine in background
SV PAN guests listening
SV Mr. Ramtu ending speech and congratulating Mr. Msangi
SV Guests looking at paintings
SV Mr. McIlvaine, Mr. Msangi and Mr. Ramtu off platform PAN TO guests
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Background: An award-winning East African artist is staging one of his biggest public exhibitions so far in Nairobi with the help of the United States Information Services there. He is Francis Msangi, who born in Tanzania and now lives in Nairobi where he paints, sculpts and teaches art. The exhibition is at the U.S.I.S. centre, under a programme of encouragement to East African artists generally, and this film was shot at the preview of the exhibition on Monday (September 13). It will run until September 20.
SYNOPSIS: Award-winning East African artist Francis Msangi is staging one of his biggest public exhibitions so far in the United States Information Services centre in Nairobi, Kenya. The exhibition, run by the Information Services under its programme of encouragement to young East African artists, was opened at a private preview on Monday.
Among the guests at the preview was the United States Ambassador to Kenya, Mr. Robert McIlvaine, who had some of the finer points of the paintings on show explained to him by the artist. Mr. Msang who was born in neighbouring Tanzania, now lives in Nairobi where he paints, sculpts, and teaches art. He studied at Makerere University in Uganda, and was awarded a first-class diploma in fine art He taught at colleges for several years a eventually became Lecturer in the Department of Fine Art at Nairobi University.
Among speakers at the opening was Kenya's Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Information, Mr. T.C.J. Ramtu. He congratulated Mr. Msangi on his works, an said he was a credit to the community.
Mr. Msangi has staged numerous exhibition of his work in East Africa, Europe and the United States, and is considered to be one of the finest young artists in East Africa. His current exhibition runs until September the 20th.