I spent several hours on Saturday in a room with Demas Nwoko.
|Architect Demas Nwoko signs a copy of "The Architecture of Demas Nwoko" for a pretty Nigerian architect|
Following these simple rules, he has become known worldwide as THE innovative architect from Nigeria.
His life makes a lot of sense to me.
COOL SOYINKA PLAY
The next day, I watched Death and The King's Horseman.
Performing Arts Workshop Studios) has matured in such a short time to stage such a breath-taking performance.
PAWS has gained so much esteem in my eyes, I will catch their every show from now on.
The director is an enthralling actor named Kenneth Uphopho who used to perform with Renegade Theater at the same location, but directed by Wole Oguntokun aka @laspapi, nigerian-theatre.com
Kenneth's wife is the PAWS manager, it appears. Smart gal.
And Renegade theater now shows at the MUSON center...good to know.
COMING UP: DESIGN WORKSHOP SERIES
I just read a notice for this creative workshop, taking place on the campus of University of Lagos.
It is special to have such informal learning housed in a Nigerian university on a regular basis.
This is exactly the kind of development that Nigerian education needs, and that my friend Ferdinand Adimefe (curator of The Interface Foundation and Conversations) did quite a bit to advance.
I hope such meetings spread.
COMING UP: HARMATTAN WORKSHOP
I am offering a single scholarship to attend the Harmattan Workshop with renowned Nigerian artist Bruce Onobrakpeya. Email me as applications close on Sunday July 29.
If no takers, maybe I'll attend instead? Work on my book covers?
Here is the announcement:
http://ovuomaroro.blogspot.com/2012/06/summer-2012-harmattan-workshop-art.html If you want to attend the Harmattan Workshop led by Bruce Onobrakpeya, and you are age 25 or younger and unable to afford the full cost of attending the workshop, kindly send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org Include in the message: 1. I am not over 25 years old. 2. I am currently not able to afford the full cost of attending the Harmattan workshop. 3. Attach a photograph of one of the best artworks or art-related works you have ever done. 4. Two things I will gain from the Harmattan workshop are: __ and __ 5. Name, Address, Phone number, and email. I will select one applicant for whom I will pay the workshop fees only. Besides this payment, I do NOT assume or imply further responsibility for the winner. I will email to notify the winner by Tuesday July 31st. Please only apply if truly eager, willing, and able to study art at the studio of one of the finest talents.