Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Muyonjo Jonah: Art for Change

Muyonjo Jonah: Art for Change


Muyonjo Jonah is an artist living and working in Jinja, Uganda. He works with children, many of whom have lost one or both parents and families to HIV, and some of whom are themselves infected.
Muyonjo Jonah, artist
The art he makes and sells goes towards helping to support them. He also teaches the kids how to make their own creations.
Muyonjo Jonah, artist
Muyonjo Ayubu Jonah - or simply Muyonjo Jonah, his artist name - is 27 years old. As he tells the story, he was born of Muyonjo Akhamada and Irene Nakku into a family of seven.
Muyonjo Jonah, artist
He was drawn to art since his childhood. His father was a barber, a craft he also credits with sparking his artistic talents. He's passing on his love for creating art by teaching younger and vulnerable talented youngsters, along with making art for charity .

He's a graduate of the JIPRA-Jinja Progressive Academy SS. Muyonjo works in pastels and paints to create scenes of the world around him, including traditional themes, wildlife, and working people.
Muyonjo Jonah, artist
He's got a lovely technique with colour and composition, with the beauty of Uganda and its people to inspire him.
Muyonjo Jonah, artist
Some pieces are stylized and abstracted, with decorative elements, while others are more realistic in their depiction. They all have a really dynamic sense of design.
Muyonjo Jonah, artist
Muyonjo works with an NGO called Living Hope Children's Organization, and if you are interested in his paintings, or would like to know more, you can get hold of them through their Facebook page and contact information.

https://www.facebook.com/livinghopeshildrensorganization/

Muyonjo Jonah, artist
Muyonjo Jonah, artist
Muyonjo Jonah and friends
Muyonjo Jonah, artist
Muyonjo Jonah, artist
Muyonjo Jonah, artist

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