Art tribute to celebrate Soyinka’s 86th birthday kicks off July 13

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By David Olalekan

The art exhibition in honor of Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, titled “Timeless Memories: The Humanity of WS’’ will kick off on July 13.

The exhibition, which is the third in the series, is slated to coincide with the 86th birthday of the literary giant.

The first edition, initiated by Oludamola Adebowale, was held in July 2019 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange (WSICE) in Abeokuta to celebrate the lasting legacies of the global citizen. The second in the series was held at the Freedom Park Lagos, with the sub-theme “Elastic Effects of Wole Soyinka” which featured illustrations inspired by the literary works of the iconic writer.

The third series which draws from the WSICE theme “I AM because YOU ARE” seeks to reinforce the commitment of Prof. Soyinka and the objective of the programme, namely to educate young minds for a better tomorrow.

For the curator, Adebowale, the idea behind this exhibition series is “to project the legacy of Prof. Wole Soyinka and the amazing body of works he has created in new innovative mediums for this generation and the generation to come.

The virtual exhibition will feature fresh illustrative works and an E-Art book that will be available for download. The exhibition is proudly supported by ZMirage Multimedia Ltd, New Dawn Productions, Jawa Media, ZMC and Olu Ajayi.

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