IMARA Art Exhibition is a student exhibition that showcases the creative talents of graduate students from various fields. Speaking on the unique exhibition, the IMARA Creative Director Felix Owaga, noted ”The term “IMARA” was chosen by the students themselves, as it perfectly exemplifies the strength, resilience vibrancy, and potent talent and community found amongst this special group of individuals.”
The inaugural edition of this exhibition took place this month at Caxton Building in Nairobi CBD and below are reasons why we totally loved it:
An all-student exhibition
All the exhibitors at the showcase were graduate students. This allowed them to get first-hand experience of what it takes to have a good showcase. Through this, most exhibitors were able to build confidence in their not only creations but also in talking about them.
Perfect Meet up for students and potential mentors and employers
IMARA Art Exhibition attracted over 300 visitors. These include agencies, studios, alumni, friends, and relatives from Nairobi and beyond who came to support and interact with Africa’s young and growing creatives. Each of the students exhibiting provided contact details as part of their showcase in order to build a client database and network with potential mentors and employers.
There were no entry charges. IMARA was the ultimate event for those looking to have a good time despite being short on cash. Furthermore, despite the indoor venue, the event still allowed all the guests to have a good time.
Diverse Showcase of Creative Talent
Unlike other art exhibitions that focus on limited aspects of art, IMARA had a diverse showcase for attendees. Students from various faculties which include Graphic Design, Animation & Motion Graphic, Film & TV, Music Production, and Sound Engineering showcased their work.
The event was very interactive allowing attendees to enjoy the showcase and meet the exhibitors in person. In addition, there were several engaging activities such as film screenings, photography, and live performances to keep the guests entertained.
We sure can’t wait for the next IMARA exhibition.