Fred Mutebi, an artist from Uganda, is in town for a couple weeks. He has an art therapy project called “Let Art Talk” that helps Ugandan children overcome the trauma of war, HIV/AIDS, and poverty. He is one of the most energetic and hopeful people I have ever met — a true believer in the thought that one person really can change the world.
On Thursday, March 27th at 7pm, he will be speaking about his art initiatives in Uganda with fellow actor and musician, Okello Kelo Sam (from the film The Last King of Scotland). Sam runs the Hope North Uganda project, which helps displaced children (many of whom were formerly abducted child soldiers) find a new home, learn a trade, and heal.
Mutebi’s show Voices from No Man’s Land opens at the Brooks on Saturday, March 29. The children’s artwork is really amazing. Here are a few examples:
This one’s called I Survived:
Mutebi is a talented artist in his own right, and he will be at the museum the morning the show opens (29th) leading a printmaking demonstration. Here are a couple of his: