Artist’s Talk by Kenyan Artist Adam Masava
Zoom or In-Person Artist’s Talk by Kenyan artist Adam Masava Wed April 13 Cooperstown, NY—Area residents are invited to Kenyan artist Adam Masava’s Artist’s Talk Wednesday April 13, 5PM, on Zoom or, in person for a limited number of seats. Pre-registration is required to get the zoom link or to make an in-person reservation: text or call 315-941-9607. The gallery will open at 4:30-PM for live audience. Adam Masava will provide a walking tour of his exhibition that features vibrant full-figure images of the people of his bustling informal settlement, Mukuru, outside Nairobi. Masava celebrates this entrepreneurial community, which, despite the challenges of living in what he calls “an infamous slum,” comprises hard-working and peace-loving citizens who maintain the local economy. He represents them as expressive colorful figures painted on repurposed rust-colored metal. The metal represents the material often used for roofing in Kenya. Masava will be the Cooperstown another week and will introduce his art and culture as a de facto community artist-in-residence. He will be visiting schools and organizations – from pre-K at the Village Library organized with the Cooperstown Art Association, to elementary art students in Oneonta, Hartwick College and DSUNY Art Department. A European tour will follow Masava’s ‘Coming to America’ visit. Masava’s showed his work last fall in a solo exhibition, Direct from Nairobi, that concluded the gallery’s environmental and social justice series, High Alert. The exhibition will be on view Saturdays 11AM-1PM and daily with a call or text: 607-547-5327; 315-941-9607m (text)tough the end of May. See FBArtGarageCooperstown and theArtGarageCooperstown Instagram for more information.