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Mugiya captured in the ZYC arts gallery
Shumirai Zhou

13 March 2017, ZVISHAVANE
- Zvishavane Youth Centre (ZYC) is making strides to develop its art gallery, with keen interest from different art lovers and curators being registered of late, centre facilitator; Clifford Mugiya has said.
Speaking to TellZim News recently, Mugiya said the gallery had witnessed phenomenal growth due to increased interest and exposure form the media.
"The gallery became prominent such that artists and curators of different artifacts are visiting the place with their products," said Mugiya.
He mentioned stone carver; Happison Banda, musician; Tichaona Mupingo and poet Majoni Ncube as new contributors to the gallery, singling out Ncube as an 'unsung hero'.
The gallery was also given a boost recently after a visit by Indigenisation Minister, Patrick Zhuwao.
Mugiya described the art gallery, the only one in Zvishavane, as a vital arts and culture information resource centre in the district.
"The gallery is a manufacturer of teaching aids. Teachers and students from Gweru, Mwenezi and Zvishavane visit us to have their teaching models and charts done," said Mugiya.
He told TellZim News that young children from the age of seven to thirteen are coming from very far to get assistance in bringing out their talents and passions while being taught skills in various art forms.
"We are doing our best to develop talent and contribute to the economy and our society through fine art despite being faced with shortage of resources," said Mugiya. 
Wood carvings, stone sculptures, drawings and paintings, collages, weaving products and pottery are some of the art pieces on display at the gallery.local

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