CUT student to hold Art exhibition

HARARE - A Chinhoyi University of Technology student, Munashe Chimhavi, is set to hold an art exhibition in Harare titled “Shrines of my bosom”.

The 23-year-old student said the exhibition, to be held at Maestro Restro Gallery in Highlands, will showcase various genres of art through illustrations, painting, mixed media, 3D and ceramic drawings among others.

“The theme is mainly influenced by my inner emotions, child experiences and I hope the exhibition will also demonstrate the importance of art and women in society,” she said.

This comes as the roles of women have gone through a transformation from the Middle Ages throughout the Renaissance and into the nineteenth century. The Church, social class, fathers, brothers, sovereigns, husbands, and gender dictated the lives of women.

Chimhavi noted that although things changed throughout time and women’s participation in art increased, it did not happen easily.

“The increasing recognition for women’s artwork resulted from constant battles of women activists. Women in modern day have important roles in society as writers, painters, sculptors, dancers, business leaders among others along with traditional roles of wives and mothers,” she added.

The exhibition, which will run from November 7 to 9, with the official opening set for November 8, 2016, will also explore the journey women have travelled in a male-dominated society.

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