The two-day exhibition, ‘The Art of Healing’, folk art works by HIV+ children from Nairobi, Kenya, will be on view at Catalyst Gallery on Sun Aug 6 10 am-5 pm, and Mon Aug 7, 10 am-3 pm.
The Art of Healing is an exhibit of the work of HIV-positive children from Nyumbani Children’s Home, part of the larger and more comprehensive Nyumbani Village in Nairobi, Kenya.
It was started in 1992 by the late physician and Jesuit priest Angelo D’Agostino, to care for the countless children not only infected with the AIDS virus, but left orphaned by the same disease, and stigmatized by the larger community.
This year, works by these child folk artists received awards from the MASK Prize, a pan-African art competition designed to foster creativity and expression, and were exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London. All proceeds from this privately-funded exhibit at Catalyst will go directly to the art program at Nyumbani.
For more information about the exhibit: NyumbaniExhibit@protonmail.com
For more information about Nyumbani: www.nyumbani.org