A teacher-cum-student studying Creative Art and Design at Chinhoyi University of Technology, Chipo Chekai will next month host an exhibition at Jameson High School in Kadoma.
BY TAWANDA TADERERA
The exhibition will run from November 9 to 11 whilethe official opening has been slated for November 10.
An art exhibition is traditionally the space in which art objects are displayed to “meet” the audience.
Chekai told The Standard Style that the exhibition would run under the theme Introspection. She said it involved all the artworks she has done from March 2013.
“Introspection is the process of examining one’s thoughts, feelings and emotions,” she said.
“In today’s society which is fixated by a fast-paced environment, people no longer have time to sit down and examine themselves.
“This inspired me to think about my own actions in order to gain an insight. My artworks reflect an inner self which is full of insight and the acumen helps me to achieve my dreams.”
Chekai intends to invite three secondary schools for the exhibition, although she is targeting the host school Jameson High, Munyati High as well as Rimuka 3 High School — all in Mashonaland West province.
“I also think the exhibition will work as a career guidance session for schools. Everyone is invited, including government officials, embassy officials, stakeholders in the art industry and the media,” she said.
Chekai believes that the exhibition will be the foundation to build her career from.
“The exhibition will run for three days. My artwork includes tasks that I covered from modules which we did at the university and these include drawing, photography, film and video, environmental design, painting, graphic design and 3D art,” she said.
She added; “The artworks to be exhibited will be in two and three dimensional, comprising of different sizes starting from A2 upwards and there will be more than 40 displayed artworks.”
Chekai is a teacher at Silvermoon Primary School in Mhondoro-Ngezi district. She holds a diploma in Education from Masvingo Teachers College where she specialised in Art and Design.
She said she has had a passion for art since she was a little girl and used to do a lot of drawings and paintings.
“To me, the exhibition is of paramount importance since it will promote my artwork and give me an opportunity to share ideas with those interested in art,” she said.
Chekai expects to assist budding artists, especially those in high school during the three-day art showcase.