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 UPCOMING EVENTS

TEENAGE DRAWING COMPETITION

DATE- TBC

Age group 13-16 years of age

Entrants will be required to participate in either the Still Life or Figure Drawing category

The registration fee is N1000 per participant and there are cash prizes to be won!!!

PRIZES awarded in each category

1st-N15000

2nd- N10000

3rd- N5000

All participants must pre register at the Art Center by the 17th April by calling 07056 986 636 or 07016 040 557.  Registration payment can be made on the day of the competition.

We will provide pencils and paper on the day, however any other desired material e.g. charcoal, specialised paper, coloured pencils, must be provided by the participant or bought from the us.

The contest will be judged by professional artists and a ceremony will be held at 4pm to announce the winners of the competition. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will be selected in both categories.

Spread the word, and lets encourage creative abilities in the younger generation!!

 

3 DAY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

DATE: TBC

(more info. coming soon…)

 

AMATEUR MUSICIANS NIGHT

DATE- TBC

(more info coming soon….)

 

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PAST EVENTS

NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER 2014

“RECENT WORKS”

An Exhibition of Paintings by Lilian Pilaku

Opening: 5:00pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

Special Guest of Honour: Mr. Abdullahi Muku, Director General, National Gallery of Art

Time / Duration: 9:00am – 6:00pm daily / 25th November – 1st December 2014

From the Curator

Lilian Pilaku’s range of artworks span a four year period. One can sense her inspiration has been drawn from varied sources, both external and internal; Her Nigerian heritage, and her early growth as an artist in Nigeria have formed the basis for her vibrant use of colour and lines as seen in the Nomad Series inspired by study of the Nigerian Fulani ethnic group and The Hair Series, inspired by the call for self acceptances and pride in the black race.

Going further, The Meditative series, reveals her depth in reflections on issues of the female gender and the struggle for “liberation”. Pilaku’s style versatility comes across strongly in the studies of Chinese models and one can also see the asian influence in a number of her more abstract paintings.

 

 

”A PEEP AT HIS GREATNESS”

An ongoing exhibition of nature centred photographic works by Motunlayo Adefunke Sofowote

Motunlayo Sofowote uses a creative fusion of nature and photography, in acknowledgement of the might of the Supreme Being.  This exhibition is a collection of 34 selected pieces.

Motunlayo’s lens captures a perspective of her subject that elevates the object beyond its apparent value or meaning.  ”A PEEP AT HIS GREATNESS’ is the thematic chord of this collection.

The exhibition will be open 9-5 Tuesdayto Thursday and 9-4 on Fridays.

Proceeds from sales of the artworks will be donated to the www.Funkesofowotecancerfund.com

 

 

1 DAY INTENSIVE  FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERIOR DESIGN WORKSHOP

DATE-  Saturday 22nd November 2014

TIME-  9-6pm

PRICE- N10,000

An Intensive course on the Fundamentals of Interior Design

Whether you’re redecorating one room or hiring a professional designer to revamp your entire living space, it helps you to understand the basics of interior design and what they encompass.  This course deals with the very fundamental knowledge that enables anyone to design a space that reflects his/her own personal taste without compromising on beauty, balance and style.

The  Ekaje Design Workshops are a very useful for anyone seeking direction and helpful hints and tips in interior designing or styling their home or office. We offer a simple breakdown:

1. Basic elements of design

-            A design is an orderly arrangement of five basic elements:

Colour, Form, Line, Mass and Texture. This subject covers how to balance out these elements following any desired design style.

2. Fundamentals of Space Designing

-       Paint colour palattes and varied colour schemes

-       Fabrics;  successfully matching textures and colours

-       Layout of Furniture, balancing of positive and negative space.

-       Successful application of your unique design style

-       Balance & Proportion

-       Lighting (Effects of natural and artificial light)

-       Accessorising & Home Styling

3. Successful application of all the components of design.

-              Focal Point, Scale / Proportion, Harmony / Unit, Contrast and Variety.

Extras

-          The significance of color in specific spaces

-           Designing on a dime – The trick to turning your home into a picturesque little haven without emptying your pockets.

Our Interior Design workshops are specifically designed to provide each client with all they need to know, as applied by the design professionals, to understand and successfully apply best design practices even within a tight budget.

 Facilitator:

Azuka Chukwumerije, M.FA Interior Design – Savannah College of Art and Design

Azuka has worked on varied projects mostly in the Manhattan, Up-State New York and Abuja. Some of the projects she has under her belt include, kitchen designs in Abuja and Abia State, French embassy, Abuja, several residential homes in New York, Alicia Keys’ Oven studio, Renovation of a castle in Luxembourg and a few others. Some of the companies that she worked in include Jamie Drake and Associates, Robyn Karp Design and Walter Storyk Design Associates, all in New York. She currently runs a small interior design outfit in Abuja.

KIDS ARTS AND CRAFTS FUNDAY

DATE- Sat. 15th November 2014

We hold an Arts and Crafts session every first and  third  Saturday of every month. This includes a 2 and a half hour Arts and Crafts session, a free movie with popcorn and drinks provided. All our sessions include lunch or / and snacks.

Children should be aged 6 and over,  N2000 per child

NOVEMBER FILM SHOW

DATE- Sat.8th November 2014

TIME- 4:30pm

TICKET PRICE- N500

popcorn and drinks available

The Concert-comedy

30 yrs ago Andrei Filipov, the renowned conductor of d Bolshoi Orchestra suffered a  shameful career loss. Now a janitor, he stumbles on an invitation to the Bolshoi to play at the Châtelet Theater Paris. Gathering  his former band, Filipov decides to hijack the invitation by impersonating the world famous orchestra. To clinch his plan, he needs Anne-Marie Jacquet a young virtuoso solo violinist.

Film night is every 2nd Saturday!! Come along, bring a friend :-)

KIDS ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOP EVENT

DATE- Sat. 1st November 2014

We hold an Arts and Crafts session every first and  third  Saturday of every month. This includes a 2 and a half hour Arts and Crafts session, a free movie with popcorn and drinks provided. All our sessions include lunch or / and snacks.

Children should be aged 6 and over,  N2000 per child

 

OCTOBER FILM SHOW

DATE- Sat. 11th October 2014

TIME- 4:30pm

TICKET PRICE- N500

popcorn and drinks available

LIKE STARS ON EARTH

Directed by Aamir Khan|165 mins|

Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old boy who dedicates more time to dreaming up wondrous worlds of animals and kites than he does to finishing up his schoolwork. When Ishaan gets in trouble at school and his parents reach the end of their rope, it’s quickly decided that the best thing for everyone is to send the boy away to a school where he can be properly disciplined. Upon arriving at his new school, Ishaan is disheartened to find that things there are much the same as they were back home; he’s still a misfit, but now he doesn’t even have his parents to talk to. Later, newly arrived art teacher Ram Shankar Nikumbh arrives at Ishaan’s boarding school looking to liven things up by getting his students to think outside the box. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of students respond to their free-thinking new teacher with great enthusiasm — all except for Ishaan, that is. When Ram notices just how unhappy his most imaginative young student really is, he vows to break through to Ishaan and unlock the promising young student’s full potential. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Film night is every 2nd Saturday of the month!! Come along, bring a friend :-)

 

KIDS ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOP EVENT

DATE- Sat. 18th October 2014

We hold an Arts and Crafts session every first and  third  Saturday of every month. This includes a 2 and a half hour Arts and Crafts session, a free movie with popcorn and drinks provided. All our sessions include lunch or / and snacks.

Children should be aged 6 and over,  N2000 per child

KIDS ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOP EVENT

DATE- Sat. 4th October 2014

We hold an Arts and Crafts session every first and  third  Saturday of every month. This includes a 2 and a half hour Arts and Crafts session, a free movie with popcorn and drinks provided. All our sessions include lunch or / and snacks.

In this session the children will be creating Magical Trees using a Q-tip technique .

Children should be aged 6 and over,  N2000 per child

30th June-29th AUGUST 2014

Okiriko Summer Camp

This years summer camp will have an Under The Sea Theme, which  the learning and activities we do with the children will be centred around.

Mondays to Fridays 9am-3pm

ages 4-12 years

Registration N2,000

As well as using plenty of opportunity to teach the children and encourage creative thinking through arts and crafts activities, we will also have a number of other lessons, such as maths, English, music, taekwondo and dance, which will enable them to have a well rounded learning experience.

The camp runs in two 4 week sessions

session 1 30th June- 25th July 2014

session 2 4th-29th August 2014

The weekly cost of Okiriko Summer Camp is N15,000 which includes all lunch and snacks and activities for the children while they are within the camp.  There a is a discount of 2% applicable for parents who enrol more than one child.  A 2% discount is also applicable for payment of 2 or more weeks in bulk.

 

June 2014

KIDS ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOP EVENT

DATE- Sat. 14th June 2014

We hold an Arts and Crafts session every 2nd and  last  Saturday of every month. This includes a 2 and a half hour Arts and Crafts session, a free movie with popcorn and drinks provided. All our sessions include lunch or / and snacks.

In this session along with some paper crafts for Father’s Day, the children will be learning how to bake yummy cookies!

Children should be aged 6 and over,  N2000 per child

MAY 2014

WEST AFRICAN CULTURAL EXHIBITION OPENING

DATE- 17th May 2014- 27th May 2014

The aim of the exhibition is to showcase authentic and undiluted African creative pieces, from vases and mask carvings to textiles and various cultural expressions .

The Central feature of the exhibition is a collection of masks and vases from The Ivory Coast. We will alsobe including pieces from the women of ‘The Village Weavers Project’- who use fabric cut offs from tailors to create colourful mats. Works from Bwari Pottery Village will also be on display as will work from Abuja based painter and sculptor-Frances Abba, who uses palette knives and splashes of colour to create her impressionistic work. There will be displays from textile artists- Lowo, who specializes in tie and dye fabric,Addis Okoli- who will be exhibiting some of her handmade cards which show some of the various ethnic groups of Nigeria using real fabric to represent each costume.

There will be an exhibition opening event on Saturday 17th May 2014  from 3pm, where cocktails and African canapés will be served and there will be a display of African musical talent.

There will also be small craft items for sale for the  duration of the exhibition.

Spread the word and don’t miss out! :-)

 APRIL 2014

KIDS ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOP EVENT

DATE- Sat. 26th April 2014

We hold an Arts and Crafts session every 2nd and  last  Saturday of every month. This includes a 2 and a half hour Arts and Crafts session, a free movie with popcorn and drinks provided. All our sessions include lunch or / and snacks.

In this session the children will be creating African masks to to exhibit in our upcoming West African Cultural Exhibition.

Children should be aged 6 and over,  N2000 per child

KIDS ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOP EVENT

DATE- Sat. 12th April 2014

We hold an Arts and Crafts session every 2nd Saturday of every month. This includes a 2 and a half hour Arts and Crafts session, a free movie with popcorn and drinks provided. All our sessions include lunch or / and snacks.

In this session the children will be creating Easter baskets to fill with lots of yummy goodies ad well as other fun crafts.

Children should be aged 6 and over,  N2000 per child

 March 2014

KIDS ARTS AND CRAFTS WORKSHOP EVENT

DATE- Sat. 8th March 2014

We hold an Arts and Crafts session every 2nd Saturday of every month. This includes a 2 and a half hour Arts and Crafts session, a free movie with popcorn and drinks provided. All our sessions include lunch or / and snacks. in this session the children will be turning old t-shirts into bags and decorating them. Children should be aged 6 and over,  N2000 per child

 

FEBRUARY 2014

FEBRUARY FILM SHOW

DATE- Sat. 15th February 2014

TIME- 4:30pm

TICKET PRICE- N500

popcorn and drinks available

AFTER THE WEDDING

Directed by Susanne Bier and starring Mads Mikkelsen and Rolf Lassgard|119 mins|

Jacob (Mads Mikkelsen) runs a struggling orphanage in one of India’s poorest regions.  Desperate to save the orphanage from closure, he returns home to Denmark to meet Jorgen (Rolf Lassgard), a wealthy businessman and potential benefactor. What appears to be no more than a friendly gesture to attend a wedding sets in motion an increasingly devastating series of surprises, revelations and confessions that will change their lives forever.

Film night is every 3rd Saturday!! Come along, bring a friend :-)

SPEED DATING EVENING

Just in time for Valentine!!! Come, have some fun and take part in our speed dating event…

To register, call or send an email with your name, age and gender

You should be 21 years or older and single

Seating is limited

DATE- Friday 7th February 2014

TIME-  7:00pm

ENTRY PRICE- N1000

Light refreshments will be available

A simple conversation could lead to happily ever after….

 

JANUARY 2014

JANUARY FILM SHOW 

DATE- Sat. 25th January 2014

TIME-4:30pm

TICKET PRICE- N500

popcorn and drinks available

THE CHAMP

Directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway and Ricky Schroder|PG|120mins|1979

The world looks at Billy Flynn (Voight) and sees him as a has-been, who seemingly never was- an ex-boxing champion slammed to the mat years ago by booze and gambling. But Billy’s son TJ (Schroder), sees what the world doesn’t.  He knows his flawed but loving father was, is and will be The Champ.  Billy Flynn, the big- hearted brawler must now return to the ring to provide for his son, after the boy’s wealthy but estranged mother (Dunaway) begins to vie for the child’s affection.

Film night is every 3rd Saturday!! Come along, bring a friend :-)

 

DECEMBER 2013 EVENTS

KIDS ARTS AND CRAFT TEA PARTY

Date: 14th December, 2013

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: Okiriko Art Center

               28, Joseph Wayas Street, Zone B Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja.

Age: 6 years and above.

Price: N2,500

Activities: Clay works, Textile, Jewellery Making, Paper/Cardboard Craft, Drawing and Photography

Facilitators: Bella Chikelu, Abimbola Oluwalowo, Maria Olaitan, Anesi Chukwumerije, and Azuka Chukwumerije.

There is also going to be snacks, drinks, lunch, film show, party packs and lots more.

For more information

Please call: 0701.604.0557| 0705.698.6636 or

Email:    info_artcenter@okiriko.comizziaigbefo@okiriko.com

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

DATE - June 18th - 21th / 25th - 28th  

TIME - 4pm – 6pm daily

PRICE - N70,000

SCOPE - Understanding Basic SLR Camera Functions  |  Developing the Eye of the Photographer  |  Appropriate Subject Lighting  |  Low Light Photography

SPOKEN WORD EVENING WITH DIKE CHUKWUMERIJE AND OTHERS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AFRISCOPE PUBLISHING

DATE- July 20th 2013

TIME- 4pm-7pm

FEE- N1,000

HIGHLIGHT OF EVENT- Critiquing| Performance Poetry| Open Mic| Discussions| Music| A Cappella| Teaching| Light Refreshment.

FACILTATOR- Dike Chukwumerije is an award winning performance poet, and an author. His works include, “You and Me”,”The Revolution Has No Tribe: Contemporary Poetry on African History, Culture and Society”, “The African American” and “One Nigeria: The Birth and Evolution of an Idea”.

Call 0705.698.6636 for more information and  registration!

JULY EVENTS

ARTS AND CRAFT HOLIDAY PROGRAM

DATE- July 23rd- August 23rd

TIME- 9am-12noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

AGE RANGE- 6 and above

PRICE- N8,5oo weekly, N34,000 for the entire program

SCOPE-Drawing Project| Clay Craft| Educational Craft| Jewellery and Accessories Making| Clothing and Costumes.

For kids younger than 6 years

PRICES- N5,000 weekly

TIME-1pm-3pm on Wednesdays and Fridays

Call 0705.698.6636 for more information and  registration!

 

 

 

FLOWER ARRANGEMENT WORKSHOP

DATE - July 24th – 26th 2013

TIME - 3 – 6:30 pm daily

PRICE - N65,000

SCOPE - The Elements of Design  |  Tools and Tricks of the Trade  |  Containers  |  Flowers: Silk or Real?  |  Basic Flower Arranging Techniques: Flowers as Gifts, Flowers for the Home, Wedding Flowers

Call 0705.698.6636 to register!

AUGUST EVENTS

FILM SHOW
MOVIE TITLE- “A separation”  A Morally complex, suspenseful and consistently involving. A Separation captures the messiness of a dissolving relationship with keen insight and searing intensity set in contemporary Iran. A Separation is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father. Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents’ home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader. When Nader hires a young woman to assist with his father in his wife’s absence, he hopes that his life will return to a normal state. However, when he discovers that the new maid has been lying to him, he realizes that there is more on the line than just his marriage.
DATE- Saturday August 31st, 2013
TIME- 4:30pm
VENUE – Okiriko Art Center 28 Joseph Wayas, Zone B Apo Legislative Quarters
TICKET PRICE- N500
Don’t miss it!!
Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase
Call 0705.698.6636 for more information

FILM SHOW

DATE- August 10th

TIME-4:30pm

TICKET PRICE- N500

MOVIE TITLE- “Life is Beautiful”  An inspired masterpiece,was nominated in 1998 for 7 Academy awards – winning 3 Oscars, including one for Best Actor Roberto Benigni. In this extraordinary tale, Guido (Benigni) – a charming but bumbling waiter who’s gifted with a colourful imagination and an irresistible sense of humour – has won the heart of a woman he loves and created a beautiful life for his young family. But then, that life is threatened by World War II, and Guido must rely on those very same strengths to save his beloved wife and son from an unthinkable fate! Honoured with an overwhelming level of critical acclaim, this truly exceptional, utterly unique achievement will lift your spirits and capture your heart!

Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase

Call 0705.698.6636 for more information and  ticket booking!

 

EXHIBITION

DATE- August 17th

More details coming soon

MAKEUP WORKSHOP IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MAKE-UP DESIGNORY (MUD) 

DATE- August 20th-30th

CLASS DAYS- Tuesdays- Fridays

TIME-Morning Session: 11am-2pm

Evening Session: 4pm-7pm

PRICE-N95,000

SCOPE- History of Makeup| Skin Preparation Techniques| Foundation Principles| Eye Shadow Application| Eyebrow| Bridal Makeup and Gele.

Participants of the workshop will receive Official Makeup Artist Certificates and MUD Student Royalty cards (15% on all purchases) valid for three  (3) months.

Call 0705.698.6636 for more information and  registration!

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Film Show 
Movie Title- The Hunt, a riveting film of a teacher who lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Writers: Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg
Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp
PG: 15
Ticket Fee: 500
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: 28 Joseph Wayas Street Zone B Apo Legislative Quarters.
Call: 07056986636/07016040557
Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase.

ACCESSORIZING WORKSHOP
This month’s workshop will be no different from the others. The facilitator is Olaitan Maria, known for her accessories making, she went to Taakra Academy School of Arts and kraft and major…ed in bag and shoe making. She is a certified male barber trained at London Beauty Institute. She has also worked as a makeup artist for numerous theatrical productions and also a TV reality show (Garment Makers) and has trained a few persons in accessory making. This 2-day promo intense workshop will teach participants how to make Ankara notebooks, Earrings and rings, Bangles, Alice bands, Ipad covers, Neck pieces and Wedge Wrapping.
Venue- Okiriko Art Center, 28 Joseph Wayas street Zone B Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja
Time- 3pm-6pm
Date- 13th -14th September, 2013
Price- N15,000
For more information, call- 07056986636/07016040557
Email – info_artcenter@okiriko.com
Visit our website- www.okiriko.com

OCTOBER EVENTS

FILM SHOW
MOVIE TITLE-The Man Who Would Be King: An intriguing movie about two British soldiers in India, who decides to resign from the Army. They end up in Kafiristan, a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander. Desperate for survival in the face of local hostility, they resort to deception and cunningly set themselves up as immortal deities. In this, they succeed despite the many obstacles. But… for how long?
Director: John Huston
Writers: John Huston (screenplay), Gladys Hill (screenplay),
Stars: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer

Date: Saturday 5th October, 2013

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: Okiriko Art Center, 28 Joseph Wayas Street Zone B Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja

Ticket: N500

Call- 07056986636/07016040557

Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase

NOVEMBER EVENTS

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Theme- Life through the Eyes of the Mechanical Lens
Exhibitors- Fashion photographer Bamzi Stevens, Street photographers Onochie Osumuo and Tersoo Gundu, with images filled with emotional dialogue, the photographic documentation of remote and uncelebrated African architecture by Ijabila Mada, Bolu Adelabu, who in her photograph takes us along with her on The Camino de Santiago de Compostela, also known in English as The way of St James – a walking and cycling pilgrimage paths dating a hundred years and Azuka Chukwumerije’s mixed media of photography and drawing.
Date:2nd – 10th November, 2013Venue:28 Joseph Wayas Street Zone B Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja.Time:4pmFor more information or enquiry please call us on +234.705.698.6636 | +234.701.604.0557
or
Email: info_artcenter@okiriko.com | izziaigbefo@okiriko.com

Film Show
Title: Kon Tiki; A Golden Globe and Oscar Nominated movie of the legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal’s epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. It is a gripping and captivating film based on true life account of an adventurous man who went against all odd an…d faced death threatening dangers to prove his theory.
Directors:
Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Writers:
Petter Skavlan, Allan Scott (script consultant)
Stars:
Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård
Date: 9/11/2013
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Okiriko Art Center, 28 Joseph Wayas Street Zone B, Apo Legislative Quarters
Call 07056986636
Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase

DECEMBER EVENTS

FILM SHOW

- The Concert, an uplifting comedy about a true band of misfits, 30 years ago Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi Orchestra was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now a mere cleaning man at the Bolshoi, he learned by accident that the Châtelet Theater in Paris invites the Bolshoi orchestra to play there. He decides to gather his former musicians to perf…orm in Paris, impersonating a world famous orchestra, to accompany his old Jewish or Gypsy musicians he wants Anne-Marie Jacquet, a young virtuoso solo violin player. If they all overcome the hardships ahead this very special concert will be a triumph.
Date:7/12/2013
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: 28 Joseph Wayas Street Zone B Apo Legv Qtrs
Ticket: N500
call 07056986636

popcorn and drinks will be available.

 

 

 

 

 

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