The Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) has partnered with the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) for its 22nd musical festival.
The event, tagged ‘Music Meets Art’, is a three-part programme to celebrate the unique interrelations between art and music.
The event, holding from October 17 to 28, will feature an art exhibition, awards dinner and art auction at the MUSON Centre, Lagos.
The art exhibition which commenced with a nationwide call for entries is set to feature portraits of celebrated music composers and artists (living and deceased), as well as works inspired by dance, festivals, and music.
The highlight of the exhibition will be a seven-year compilation showcase by Diseye Tantua, renowned artist, 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 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, art enthusiasts, and students.