Ono­brakpeya, oth­ers to con­verge at the Con­tent – Har­mat­tan Edi­tion

Sunday Trust - - ART & IDEAS -

From Nu­rudeen Oye­wole

Vet­eran artist, Prof. Bruce Ono­brakpeya, along­side Ko­lade Oshi­nowo and Lekan On­a­banjo will be the guest artist par­tic­i­pat­ing at The Con­tent - Har­mat­tan Edi­tion, a new art ex­hi­bi­tion open­ing on Oc­to­ber 15 at the Adam & Eve, GRA, Ikeja, La­gos.

At a brief­ing in La­gos, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Adam&Eve, Mrs Modupe Ogun­lesi said the trio of Ono­brakpeya, Oshi­nowo and On­a­banjo has suc­ceeded in us­ing their works to ex­pand art ap­pre­ci­a­tion in Nige­ria and as such pos­sess enor­mous re­sources the younger Nige­rian artists can be tapped from.

Ac­cord­ing to Ogun­lesi, The Con­tent - Har­mat­tan Edi­tion was de­signed to mark two decades of Adam&Eve en­ter­prise which un­der­scores the re­silience of cre­ative, en­tre­pre­neur­ial skill in­volved in man­ag­ing such a vast busi­ness. She said the ex­hi­bi­tion is thus con­ceived to cre­ate a fresh spot for new art en­thu­si­asts and en­er­gised cre­ativ­ity be­yond the reg­u­lar art land­scapes of the La­gos city.

Among other things, the ex­hi­bi­tion will be fea­tur­ing the works of the main artists: Fran­cis Uduh, Juliet Ezenwa, Damola Ade­poju, Em­manuel Stan­ley Dudu, Ibe Anan­aba, Josh Nme­siri­onye and Olu­mide Ore­se­gun.

“The ex­hi­bi­tion re­spects the sea­son’s mood by sus­tain­ing the venue’s yearly event Fes­ti­val of Carol. But this time we want to have six les­sons, in shorter form for the Carol, which starts on Novem­ber 12, 2017, as it flags off our Christ­mas ac­tiv­i­ties. In­stead of ‘A Fes­ti­val of Nine Les­sons and Carol’ as in years past, we plan an adap­ta­tion of the shorter ver­sion ‘Carols from Kings’ to give more time to min­gle,” Ogun­lesi said.

The Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Adam&Eve fur­ther ex­plained the need to give ‘The Con­tent’ a generic name, ne­ces­si­tat­ing the idea of call­ing it ‘the Har­mat­tan Edi­tion’ rather than plac­ing it in nu­mer­i­cal se­ries. She added that in or­gan­is­ing Fes­ti­val of Carol, the Nol­ly­wood ac­tress, Joke Silva has been slated to read po­etry for per­for­mance of the day.

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