LIEUTENANT General Elly Tumwineâ€™s month-long memorial art exhibition opens at the Sheraton Hotel today, reports Charles Opolot.
The exhibition code-named COHOCOWOTE, an acronym for Cows, Horns, Colour, Wood and Textiles is in commemoration of November 1, 1981, the day Tumwine cheated death on the battlefield.
â€œThis is going to be my 21st anniversary, a day I lost my eye in battle, but also a day I thank God for having given me life upto today,â€ Tumwine told The New Vision.
He said he was using the exhibition to express the things he values most.
â€œI fear God, I love people, I like cows and I enjoy art I am therefore using all these aspects to summarise the whole theme of my life,â€ he said.
The exhibition opens today at 6:00pm at the Sheratonâ€™s Rwenzori Ball room, with a special song composed for the occasion. Tumwine said all art lovers, friends and the public are invited.
â€œThe exhibition is officially going to be opened by my old art teacher, Francis Musango, but I also welcome everybody and I wish they donâ€™t come dressed up in ties,â€ the jolly Tumwine said. Ends
Tumwine Marks 1981 Escape