THE AFRICAN FORUM ARTS EXTRAVAGANZA
The African Forum Arts Extravaganza is a platform
for artists of African origin or with an affiliation to Africa to showcase and sell their works in Painting, Photography and TextileDesign. The exhibition will take place from November 26th to 28th 2009, at the Red Shed in High Wycombe’s Bucks New University. Access will be free and unlimited daily from 10am to 7pm. An official launch will be marked with a Vernissage on November 26th from 6pm to 9pm, with refreshments, snacks and music.
African Forum is a Community based Charity launched on November 13th 2007. It aims to bring the Community under the African Tree’ to talk about the
future and celebrate African Culture & Arts.
Its Chair, Dr. Tonnie Adoh states: “Our mission is to
celebrate, liberate, inform, and instil African value systems to our community. Our purpose is the meeting of Africans for discussions on the way forward
for the African Communities in Great Britain and our positive influence and impact on the African Nation States.”
May 4th 2009 was the highlight
for African Forum: it saw a high attendance to its successfully
organised Health Jamboree at the Hilltop Community Centre in High Wycombe. The aim was to create awareness around common African and Caribbean related health issues. Over 250 members of the African and
Caribbean community attended and an education drug box had over 120 visits.
Painting by Babatunde Ogunekun – www.theogunekunart.com
African Forum, in collaboration with Bucks New University, Street Dreams and Pontis Media, presents its first exhibition of the six monthly “African Forum Arts Extravaganza”. Sponsors included the NHS, PCT, Chiltern Support & Housing, AfriKan Heartbeat and DAAT. Another important value for African Forum is to raise cultural awareness, to build community cohesion and build a spirit of strength. According to Dr. Tonnie Adoh, “the advancement, promotion and development of African culture, arts and heritage are crucial”. And one of the initiatives for this point, after a series of events related to Black History Month, is the introduction
of the “Arts Extravaganza” exhibition. Exhibitors will include students and alumni from Bucks New University, as well as independent artists. AF is proud to have, for instance, reknowned Nigerian artist Babatunde Ogunekun as one of its exhibitors. His colourful, abstract and extraordinary representations of the casual things of life will definitely give one the desire to see more. Dr. Tonnie Adoh calls out for enthusiastic participation: “Come and support these artists by attending the exhibition and by spreading the word on the streets.”
The African Forum
Dr. Tonnie Adoh (Chair)
Mob: 079 73563914
Tel: 0844 504 9624
I am an art lover and collector!!So this is definitely a cause worth promoting & supporting…If you are in the UK, check this out and support our African artists!
I Rep Camer