By Abiola PETERS.
The fifteenth edition of the Life in My City Arts Festival (LIMCAF)competition for young visual artists in the Lagos region has been flagged off.
Taking place at the Thought Pyramid Art Exhibition Centre in Ikoyi, visual artists will compete for honours with their counterparts from the other seven regions across the country.
Declaring the Exhibition open on Wednesday, former Provost of Federal College of Education, Abeokuta, Dr Kunle Filani eulogised the management of Life In My City Arts Festival, LIMCAF for creating a most consistent platform to discover and support youths with passion for Arts over the years.
Dr Filani encouraged more youths with interests in Arts to take advantage of the platform to achieve greatness in a rare field.
Executive Director of Life In My City Arts Festival, LIMCAF, Mr Kevin Ejiofor, implored the government and other stakeholders to promote Arts to become attractive as a career to budding talents, thereby guaranteeing their self -sustenance and contribution to the socio -economic development of the country.
Mr Ejiofor a former Director General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, described every average human being as a Lover of Art but demanded due recognition and support for those with the capacity to express the diversity of nature through works of art.
On his part, the Arts Director of LIMCAF, Dr Ayo Adewunmi lamented the low number of teachers for Fine Arts as subject in schools, which has contributed to the low morale of children with budding talents in Arts.
Dr Adewunmi while speaking on the theme: “Paradox of Muted Echoes” explained that the best selected art works would be part of the top one hundred for the grand finale exhibition in Enugu between 22nd and 29th October 2022 where winners of different categories will be decided.
Young artists took turns to explain the diverse creative
artworks they entered for the weeklong competition ending on Sunday the seventh of this month