08 Sep '12, 8am

Painting Rwanda’s Future – The Healing Power of Art

Painting Rwanda’s Future – The Healing Power of Art

, a 26 year old survivor and orphan of the genocide , founded Uburanga Art Studio, named after the Kinyarwanda word for “beauty” with the mission “to heal people mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.” Already representing eleven other young visual artists, Uburanga is evolving into Rwanda’s leading incubator of artistic talent. In addition to training and connecting its artists to commercial markets, Bakunzi leads a number of projects in the community. One such project involves weekly arts and crafts classes held for children living at the Gisimba Orphanage and throughout the studio’s hillside neighborhood. The artists of Uburanga teach the children to make postcards and jewelry which are sold to tourists and admirers. All of the proceeds are then reinvested into the program to purchase art supplies for the classes and to help the children pay for school fees, health car...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/09/painting-rwanda-art-j...

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