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In Enugu, Nwanna’s sculptures resonates Awka smithing heritage

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BARELY one week after the arts exhibition by the National Gallery of Arts (NGA) for South East artists, another arts exhibition titled, “Exposition of Aesthetic Sculptural Smithing” is currently rocking Enugu, the coal City state.

The exhibition, which is the brain child of Cliff Ezekwe Nwanna, a Professor of Arts and lecturer with Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, started last Tuesday, will run through December 4th to 18th at the Centre for Memories, Independence Layout, Enugu.

In an interview with our City Editor, Professor Nwanna said that the essence of the exhibition was to showcase the rich cultural heritage of ndigbo and also to popularize the work of arts and artists more in the country.

He used the opportunity to advice younger artists to shun the love of money at this early stage of their careers and do the work to the best of their abilities after which money will come. Hear him, “one of the biggest problems confronting our young artists today is the love of money. Some of them placed money ahead of hard work which cannot work. I sincerely advice them to do the work first after which they will reap the fruits of their hard work”.

While cutting the tape to declare the exhibition open, chairman of the occasion, Arthur Harris Eze, expressed happiness over the popularity art is gaining in the country, especially in the South East.

Prof. Eze advised artists in the zone to maintain the tempo of the current enlightenment campaign through exhibitions to make arts more acceptable in the country.

Many artist and lovers of arts graced the occasion, including the Managing Director and Editor in-Chief of Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation, Sir Chuka Nnabuife.

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