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Using art to tell the African story

A talented Ghanaian artist has indicated that the major challenge confronting the art industry is lack of education about the value of art.

This he argued has contributed to the low patronage of arts in Ghana. Over the years education on the importance of art has only been for artists but not for the public St Kizito disclosed.

According to St Kizito his vision is to primarily outdoor African value through art adding’ we are losing touch with a lot of African values we don’t want them to go extinct so I want to use art to show the world some of the Africa values and culture.’

Education has given me the knowledge to support my business. I have a background in visual arts and Management and Administration. So as the visual arts gave me training in arts the Management and Administration helped me to know how best to manage my business.’

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Being part of artists from 25 nations for an art exhibition in 2012, St Kizito born Kizito Amartey, also had the opportunity to train children between the ages of 8-14 at Oregon in the United States for a three-month program Even though the art business is not booming one in Ghana Kizito is able to sell four or more art works in a month.

He also reiterated that apart from the beauty of telling the Africa story the art work could rake in more revenue for government if funding is invested in the industry.

Source: Sandra Manu

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