The Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) in active partnership with the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) has begun its 22nd Musical Festival, and this year’s edition is themed “Music Meets Art”.
It is a 3-part programme to celebrate the unique interrelations between art and music, set to hold from October 17th to October 28th. The event will feature an Art Exhibition, Awards Dinner and Art Auction at the MUSON Centre, Onikan Lagos.
The Art Exhibition which commenced with a nation-wide call for entries is set to feature portraits of celebrated musical composers and artists (living and deceased), as well as works inspired by dance, festivals and music. The highlight of this exhibition will be a 7-year compilation showcase by renowned artist, Diseye Tantua about artists living in Ghana and Nigeria; their working lives, thinking processes and inspiration as well as artworks done by Sickle Cell patients to support the fight against Sickle Cell Anaemia.
An Awards dinner will be held in honour of celebrated artist, Kolade Oshinowo to mark his 70th birthday anniversary. The Dinner will recognise and honour individuals who have promoted the visual arts in the past year. It will also serve as a launching pad to unveil the SNA’s Hall of Fame, a memorial to celebrated musicians and artists.
The Art Auction of select pieces from the exhibition will raise funds towards achieving the SNA’s objectives including a new secretariat and an academic journal.
The 10-day celebration is expected to play host to eminent personalities from the African Arts Industry, Embassies, High commissions, arts enthusiasts, students and the general public at large.
The Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) established in 1963, is the professional body for all practicing visual artists in Nigeria. In pursuance of its objectives, the SNA is partnering with the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) on its 22nd annual music festival, to celebrate the ties between music and art while increasing the visibility and appreciation of both means of creative expression.
For more on the Society of Nigerian Artists please visit www.snanational.org
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