Centre announces Wole Soyinka arts exhibition panel
•Steve Ayorinde is panel chair
The Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies (CIAPS) has nominated Nigerian journalist and arts critic, Steve Ayorinde, to chair this year’s CIAPS Arts Festival.
The CIAPS 2014 Arts Festival is an arts exhibition dedicated to the life and works of Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka.
The event, dubbed: WS in Arts, will hold in the last week of September at CIAPS. It will feature artists and students of Arts from Nigeria other African and European countries.
Ayorinde will chair an international panel comprising of arts critics, academics, artists, art dealers and art lovers who will evaluate and award prizes to the works of exhibiting artists.
Interested artists have till 30 August to submit their works.
The event will showcase paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, among others, on themes from books, poems, plays and essays of Prof Wole Soyinka.
Other members of the panel are: Prof. Roberto Francavilla (Italy), Prof. Inocência Mata (Portugal), Dr Katarina Kort (Germany), Dr Sandra Rowe (USA), Clearance Peters (Nigeria) and Frances Trought (UK). The exhibition is managed by scholars and students of CIAPS as part of their professional training.
In a statement by Olumuyiwa Ayoola and David Uduma (both students of Banking and Finance), the centre’s director Prof. Anthony Kila said: “The aims of the exhibition are to let literature meet visual arts for the benefit of the public and to let CIAPS graduates put into practice the skills and knowledge they have acquired in their professional programmes by working with top international professionals.”
The exhibition is treated as a project and the newly nominated international panel will be working closely with a select team of students of Business Administration, led by Oludewa Jemide, Olajuwon Okunubi, Romanus Undie, Abbas Adesina, Christopher Orororo and David Obatusin.
It is also an opportunity for talented emerging artists to showcase their works in an international context.
CIAPS is the first paperless institution in Africa and it is running career-oriented programmes aimed at getting graduates into jobs in their chosen professions.
The main areas of study are: Journalism, Business Administration, Banking and Finance, Office management, Education and Project Management.
Talented artists and other art lovers who wish to participate in the project are to visit the centre website: www.ciaps.org
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