The gallery showing of Nyumbani artwork Aug. 6th-7th was a great success! The show, at Catalyst Gallery in Beacon, NY, featured artwork by Nyumbani’s children, as well as baskets and jewelry made by residents of Nyumbani Village and Lea Toto Program. All proceeds from the showing went directly to Nyumbani.
People came from all over, some even making the trip from Brooklyn and New Jersey. Original artwork, framed prints, notecards, beadwork and baskets were purchased by visitors with all proceeds going directly to Nyumbani. The two overriding themes of the exhibit were described as human creativity in all forms as our main reason for existence, for it is only that that makes everything else of value possible, and the sustainability of the human race through creation, not destruction of any kind, whether it be ideas, actions or manipulation.
Thank you to all who attended this amazing show and especially to Nyumbani supporter Susan for organizing!