MICHAEL JOSEPH CENTRE HOSTS PREMIER FURNITURE EXHIBITION

The first ever furniture-making-as-an-art exhibition has officially opened at the Michael Joseph Centre within Safaricom headquarters.

The two-month exhibition will among other things showcase the diversity and skills in Kenya's furniture making industry as well as highlighting the use of an array of affordable and locally available materials like water hyacinth.

Speaking during the official launch cocktail, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore said the exhibition will in addition to showcasing creativity in furniture making expose the artists to increased business opportunities.

"Safaricom believes in engaging communities and individuals in initiatives that economically empower them and positively transform their living standards. It is expected that this exhibition will expose the talent that lies among our furniture designers and position them for business opportunities," said Mr. Collymore.
Also on display at the exhibition will be traditional masterpieces that reflect Kenya's cultural diversity and historical senses.

Since opening last year, the Michael Joseph Centre has been showcasing various art talents in the country through exhibitions that cut across all works of art.

Safaricom as a company has been engaged in various initiatives geared towards supporting arts in the country. These range from fashion shows to the establishment of the Michael Joseph Centre, a huge floor dedicated to exhibitions of artworks by Kenyan artists.

Just last month, the company partnered with Kuona Trust, a local organization that supports visual arts in a fundraising auction that raised over Ksh2 million for the construction exhibition studios.

The first ever furniture-making-as-an-art exhibition has officially opened at the Michael Joseph Centre within Safaricom headquarters.

The two-month exhibition will among other things showcase the diversity and skills in Kenya's furniture making industry as well as highlighting the use of an array of affordable and locally available materials like water hyacinth.

Speaking during the official launch cocktail, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore said the exhibition will in addition to showcasing creativity in furniture making expose the artists to increased business opportunities.

"Safaricom believes in engaging communities and individuals in initiatives that economically empower them and positively transform their living standards. It is expected that this exhibition will expose the talent that lies among our furniture designers and position them for business opportunities," said Mr. Collymore.
Also on display at the exhibition will be traditional masterpieces that reflect Kenya's cultural diversity and historical senses.

Since opening last year, the Michael Joseph Centre has been showcasing various art talents in the country through exhibitions that cut across all works of art.

Safaricom as a company has been engaged in various initiatives geared towards supporting arts in the country. These range from fashion shows to the establishment of the Michael Joseph Centre, a huge floor dedicated to exhibitions of artworks by Kenyan artists.

Just last month, the company partnered with Kuona Trust, a local organization that supports visual arts in a fundraising auction that raised over Ksh2 million for the construction exhibition studios.

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