Although invitees were few, it was however a carnival-like event when Prince Yemisi and Chief Mrs Olufunmilayo Shyllon hosted visiting American scholar, Janet Stanley at the Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF), in Lagos, recently.
Aside meeting with the community of artists in Lagos c/o of the hosts’ introductory session, Stanley toured the vast collection of OYASAF. She was also treated to various Nigerian music and dances provided by artist, Nike Okundaye’s cultural troupe.
|Janet Stanley (left), receiving the OYASAF gift from Mrs Nike Okundaye, Mrs Olufunmilayo Shyllon and Mrs Gbadamosi|
And in appreciation of Stanley’s contribution to the growth of Nigerian art in the U.S., OYASAF gave the visitor a gift of sculptural piece.
Stanley is a former Librarian at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University).
Present at the event were art patron, Chief and Mrs Rasheed Gbadamosi, Chief and Mrs Rueben Okundaye. Some of the artists included Olu Amoda, Adeola Balogun, Segun Ayesan, Oyerinde Olootu, Peju Alatise, Fidelis Odogwu.