An international art symposium starts Monday in Kisii County, Kenya. The month-long event, titled “African Stones Talk,” is sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and will be held at Tabaka.
Ten internationally renowned artists, who were selected in May, will participate in the symposium. The selection was done by a jury, whose chairman, Mr Elkana Ong’esa, is also president of the Pan-African Association of Visual Arts.
International sculptors taking part in the event are Li Dongliang from China, Hany Faisal from Egypt, Renate Verbrugge from New Zealand, Yasushi Hori from Japan, Goerge Kockoth from South Africa, Tzetunka Koykova from Bulgaria, and John Barlow Hurdson from United States.
Addressing the press, Mr Ong’esa said before the official launching of the symposium, a cultural conference will be held at Kisii University College for three days. “Professionals will address key policy and technical issues in conservation and promotion of cultural values,” said Ong’esa.