Check this out next Tuesday! I received this information via Dr. Orel and it sounds like a really interesting event.
“Ibiyinka Alao, a Nigerian artist and United Nations Art Ambassador, will speak at Truman in Violette Hall 1000 November 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. His presentation combines a display of his art with lecture and question and answer.
Alao, in 2001, became the first-place winner of the prestigious United Nations International Art Competition among 61 countries. His paintings are currently in the United States on tour. They have been exhibited at the Indianapolis Art Center, the Martin Luther King Art Center, the Nigerian Consulate and Nigerian Embassy, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Cultures, the New York University Brownstone Salon, and the United Nations headquarters.
Alao has spoken at universities all over the United States including New York University, Harvard Business School, and Florida State University. His presentation focuses on contemporary African life and how that translates into his artwork. Alao’s work celebrates diversity and he speaks about achieving peace through creativity and expression. Ibiyinka will have prints available for sale at the event. They range from $10 to $25.”
I have included a couple of pictures from his website http://www.ibiyinka.com/
“So vast is art, so narrow human wit.” Alexander Pope