Friday, 22 June 2012

OYASAF, Lagos university empower artists at 2nd Art Entrepreneurship Workshop

Again, Omoba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF) supports one of Nigeria’s leading universities in empowering artists via workshops.

It’s the Creative Arts Department, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos' workshop tagged Unilag Art Entrepreneurship Workshop.

At the closing ceremony, awards were given to some outstanding participants. 
 Sessions for the workshop included jewelry (chain mail/wire knitting /sheet metal work/ bead stringing) as well as watercolour painting and an open session in ceramics.
  A resource person and African-American artist Brett Cook,  joined others such as Sam Ovraiti, Ibe Ananaba, Ato Arinze, and Ariyo Oguntimehin to facilitate the workshop.

Prince Yemisi Shyllon (left), giving one of the participants a certificate during the closing ceremony.
   The founder of OYASAF, Prince Yemisi Shyllon disclosed that master printmaker, Dr. Bruce Onobrakpeya’s “revelation to me that Uli Beier’s art workshop, Mbari Mbayo changed his art, inspired and encouraged me to get involved in this workshop”. Shyllon argued that Nigeria should emulate Japan, the far-east country that has no mineral resources, but is the third largest economy in the world, “based on creativity and production.”
  Onobrakpeya, who was a special guest at the event, said he was glad that Dr. Peju Layiwola and Shyllon organised the workshop. He stated that “am not surprised because for 12 years, Layiwola participated in the annual Harmattan Workshop at Agbaro-Otor, Delta State.” According to the great artist, Shyllon “has set the pace in promoting art, as the workshop has brought the town and gown together.”
  Awardees of the second Unilag Entrepreneurship Workshop and chosen for being the best in each of the sessions included Uche Ezebiro, for wireworks; Uhorha Splendour, watercolour; Temilola Marindoti, beads; Ojetunde Sherriff, ceramics.

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