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Italian artist painted for Malindi Green and Blue

Italian Embassy and Pwam invited him in town

18-10-2019 by Freddie del Curatolo

A special day in Malindi to celebrate the international contemporary art day.
The Italian Embassy in Kenya and the Italian Cultural Institute in Nairobi brought the street artist (and not only) Mattia Campo Dall'Orto and the photographer Mara Fella to Kenya and the coast.
Two artists and especially two young people whose humanity is combined with the desire of the newly (re)born municipality of the Kenyan town to return to play the role of the capital of beauty and magic of Kenya.
The objective of Campo Dall'Orto, whose works are present on palaces and houses around the world, from Iraq to England, from Kosovo to Armenia, from Spain to Belgium without counting the many Italian murals, was to color a wall of Kisumundogo, slum of Malindi in which art can be one of the vehicles of awareness of the entire community on issues such as the environment, which is the driving force of the "Day of the Contemporary" this year.
Unfortunately, the heavy rain of the last two days has disrupted the plans, but the Italian artist has not lost heart and after a meeting at the City of Malindi through the Malindi organizers of the event, Progress Welfare Association Malindi with its chairman Kate Mwikali, and Freddie del Curatolo, has produced a work on wooden panel that was donated to the Municipality and will be posted in the coming days at the entrance of the municipal offices. The theme is the rebirth of Mother Nature, which symbolizes the rebirth of Malindi starting from the protection of the environment, the main reason for the initiatives of the PWAM and the Malindi Green And Blue movement. The talent of Campo Dall'Orto this time has not been expressed on a city wall at the sight of passers-by but will still be present, with its important message, in the atrium of the municipal building thanks to the availability of Town Manager Silas Ngundo.
 

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