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Beyond The White Savior - film, discussion, and exhibition opening

A collection of works using creatives to express social justice issues in Kenya & globally. Sharing stories of wildlife, human rights & environment to make community connections.

Join us for a film screening Nairobi Half Life at 4 pm with an open authentic conversation with activist/artist Jamey Ponte immediately following. 

Gallery open until 9pm and coincides with artist in residence Sophie Lindsey's soft opening downstairs. 

Everyone is welcome.

Learn about future artist residency/exchanges in Kenya.


Wave Pool is excited to host a collective show featuring collaborative artwork by Kenyan & American artists. Including a film screening of Nairobi Half Life, a feature film about Kenyan youth and their realities. A very interactive circle style authentic conversation about the film & the displayed art. Facilitation led by Jamey Ponte a change maker, artist & activist living in East Africa. He shares a seldom heard truth about perspectives of sustainability & conflicts in wildlife conservation, human rights issues & environmental approaches. With more than 15 years of experiences living in urban slums, villages & extremely rural bush. Meet with Jamey & be a part of the discussion.

Works include artists: Otieno Gomba, Anita Kavochy, Steve Kenza, Patrick Kibe, Philip Mghanga, Jamey Ponte, Kevo Stero & Patrick Othieno. Artists work collectively on social justice issues in Kenya and use art to create awareness & sustain survival for them & their family. Works have intention to use repurposed materials, found paints & objects. Most paintings’ canvases come from the old sails of our Indian ocean dhows know as Swahili Jahazis.

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