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The Kenyatta College of Art was one of the first attempts on the continent to use art as part of the total educational discovery of teachers, and thus, their new students. It was aimed less at the creation of art than at the training to make art happen and to emphasize its value in the shaping of a young student's self-awareness. Nevertheless, art did happen. The tone of this piece indicates the enthusiasm that started off the project; the happy eagerness is reflected in the very style in which this description is written. Its results may be seen in the items we feature here. Terry Hirst was able to begin an exciting new program. The pictures were chosen to indicate the intentional emphasis on range and variety, and include prints, collages, carvings, gourd etchings, and even cement used as an art material. Perhaps in subsequent years, African Arts will feature an article on a new young East African artist, only to discover that it has already been anticipated in one of the artists in this presentation.

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