Tumwine Marks 1981 Escape

By Vision Reporter

LIEUTENANT General Elly Tumwine’s month-long memorial art exhibition opens at the Sheraton Hotel today, reports <b>Charles Opolot.</b>

LIEUTENANT General Elly Tumwine’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.
“This 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,” Tumwine told The New Vision.
He said he was using the exhibition to express the things he values most.
“I 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,” he said.
The exhibition opens today at 6:00pm at the Sheraton’s Rwenzori Ball room, with a special song composed for the occasion. Tumwine said all art lovers, friends and the public are invited.
“The exhibition is officially going to be opened by my old art teacher, Francis Musango, but I also welcome everybody and I wish they don’t come dressed up in ties,” the jolly Tumwine said. Ends

Tumwine Marks 1981 Escape