Tuesday, June 17, 2014
CELEBRATING THE 3RD UNESCO INTERNATIONAL ARTS EDUCATION WEEK: MY EXPERIENCE
Art for me is a tool for social change and there are not words as powerful as a single drawing, painting, mural, craft, photography, graffiti or graphics. I hope all art teachers could realize this and offer this generation the best possible Art education and provide inspirations for the generations to come.
I participated in the two virtual Art exhibitions during the celebration of the 3rd UNESCO International Arts Education Week this year. One by my organisation, ART SCOUT on http://www.teachingvisualart.blogspot.com/2014/05/2014-unesco-international-arts.html
And the second on the INAEA site, here is a link: http://www.inaea.org/ArtEducationWeek2014/index.html
With the support from ART SCOUT I organized an Art exhibition in celebration of the International Arts Education Week at BBHS, Abeokuta. The title of the exhibition was THE MAN OF PEACE which features paintings, drawings, and wearable arts. I created series of art from a concept I made to epitomize Beautiful Nubia (a stage name for popular Nigerian music artist, Dr. Segun Akinlolu). Part of the designs were hand printed on a dyed and plain background sewn fabric (wearable art); and was also painted on canvas. For me, Beautiful Nubia is a man of peace and he has exhibited that several times through his songs. He has a lot of tracks from his albums (Jangbalajugbu, Awilele, Fere, Kilokilo, Sun no dey sleep, oriojori, and most recent Keere), songs that provide inspiration for love, peace and harmony. The exhibition was televised on the NTA News on Monday 2nd of June, 2014. Here is a You-tube link: http://youtu.be/Sqa2RZg7rzw
I was invited on OGTV’s New Dawn programme to represent the Nigerian Art teachers to create awareness for the celebration of the International Arts Education Week and to discuss the Importance of Art education in our society on Friday 23rd May, 2014 by 9am.
The recap of the UNESCO International Arts Education Week 2014 celebration in Nigeria is on the link below: