Jun 1, 2015, 1:04 PM
Mor Faye, an international artist, is in the country to promote his artwork as well as to train students from four schools in the country.
The event is part of celebrations marking the Francophone Day 2013.
Mor Faye, alias MURF, is exhibiting his acrylics on canvas paintings from 18 to 28 March at the Alliance Franco Gambiene on Kairaba Avenue.
The exhibition is organised and sponsored by the management of the Alliance Franco-Gambiene.
Senior government officials and diplomats took part at the opening ceremony of the occasion followed by a cocktail reception and entertainment.
Speaking to journalists during a press conference on Wednesday at the Alliance Franco, Mor Faye, who is the brain behind the exhibition, thanked the director and the management of Alliance Franco for inviting him to The Gambia to come and exhibit his artwork as well as to train students on drawing.
According to him, the students will draw free and will draw anything they feel like drawing, just to showcase their talents.
Mor Faye told journalists the opening ceremony was for him to display his artwork, adding that “it is all about integrating and respecting our culture as well as moving Africa forward”.
He said: “This invitation is a big opportunity for me as an artist and also for them to see my artwork too.
“My mission is to teach the young people so that they can become good artists tomorrow.”