Sculptor Jimmy Ogonga went to the United States as Artist in Residence at the University of Kentucky in mid August.
Ogonga, who won the prestigious programme through the Ruth Hunt Foundation, will spend four months in Lesington producing artwork for a solo exhibition at the institution in December.
Other Kenyans who have gone through this programme that seeks to promote talented Kenyan artists are Richard Kimathi (2001) and Jacob Njoroge (2002
The residency programme is he brainchild of American Ruth Hunt Wood.

Also extending his artistic tentacles beyond Kenyan borders is abstract painter Justus Kyalo who travelled to the United Kingdom to take part in Braziers International Artists Workshop in the ancient university city of Oxford (August 10-26).
Sculptor Lydia Gatundu preceded Kyalo in 2002.

Hawa Artists Women Group and the Catholic Diocese of Turkana in Lodwar were also set to hold a workshop at the Elle Springs near Lake Turkana at the time of going to Press.
The workshop brings together artists from Kenya, Japan, USA, UK, and Italy who will be working with their counterparts from UNHCR Kakuma Refugee camp and local Turkana women.
Living and working together for four weeks, they are expected to create artworks around cultural changes, poverty alleviation, peace and conflict resolution, and environmental conservation.

Artists drawn from the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania will in December meet to showcase their creativity at the first East Africa Art Biennale. The event is organised by Yves Goscinny who has hosted an Art in Tanzania exhibitions since 1998.