Over 300 people attended the opening of Mathias Tusiime's first U.S. Exibition at University of Florida Gallery in Gainesville Fla. The show was so succesfull, it will be held over another week according to Jill Sonke, director of Arts in Health Care at the University. On Tuesday July 8, Tusiime delivered a lecture to over 200 students describing his artistic philosophy and techniques.
Tusiime, the first Uganda Art Consortium member to get a U.S. Visa, arrived in Washington DC July 3 and was greeted at Dulles Airport by Tom Herriman. Tusiime then travelled to Gaineseville where he is attending an intensive seminar on using art in Health Care. After two weeks in Florida, Tusiime will travel to Boston where he will be hosted by Kisa Foundation Board member Pete Meyer and noted art educator Jackie McGrath. Tusiime will have several interviews, workshops and receptions while in Boston. Then its out to Oakland California where an exhibition featuring his work opens August 2.