The above photographs were taken on the visit of members of Poetourism(The initiative of Poets In Nigeria--PIN), to OYASAF facility in Lagos on saturday, 21st March 2020. The members of PIN were led on the visit to OYASAF Facility, by Mr Eriatha Oribhabor as part of the 70th birthday celebration of Nigeria's renowned poet, Odia Ifeimun and the celebration of the 2020 world Poetry day. The day's exciting event, included the recitation of poetry by members of PIN, a tour of the life size bronze sculptured garden of OYASAF, and the presentation of a plaque to Omooba Yemisi Shyllon. A major highlight of the visit, was the presentation of plaque and the cutting of birthday cake and gifts to the birthday celebrant--- Odia Ofeimun.
Friday, 21 February 2020
The 2020 five weeks, Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF), artists in residence program for Nigerian resident visual art graduates, has been concluded. During the program for the two awardee artists, they experimented with new creative ideas, were exposed and mentored in rudimentary marketing, finance and investment, in addition to producing guided commissioned artwork each.
They are each, the best 2019 graduates in painting and sculpture of the Federal Polytechnic in Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria. The visual art graduates are, Mr Ozumba Patrick Chidiebube( sculptor) and Mr Ojeaga Simon( painting).The works produced by them, are attached as follows:
Title: Body Rhythms 1
Artist: Simon Ojeaga
Medium: mix media on canvas
Dimension: 41" X 51"
Title: Jemila mixing fura and nunu
Artist: Ozumba Patrick
Dimension: L (170cm) X W (110cm)
Medium: welded binding wire and quarter rod