In a bid to celebrate creativity in Akwa Ibom, the states ministry of culture and tourism, will be putting together the first ever exhibition of contemporary Nigerian arts in the state, tagged “Usoro Uso”.
According to the commissioner for culture & tourism, Rt Hon Victor Antai, exhibitions including array of artifacts from countless forms of human making: paintings, drawings, crafts, sculpture, performances, interactive art from the very best of contemporary Akwa Ibom and Nigerian artists will be on display.
Expected to grace the exhibition include Veteran Nigeria artist, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Ben Essien, Nsikak Essien and Olu Amoda amongst other notable practitioners. Also in attendance will be the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah during whose tenure the Ibom Unity Museum was built.
Usoro Uso which holds at the Ibibio Unity Museum, Unity Park, Uyo will be officially opened by his Excellency Governor Udom Emmanuel on Thursday June 8th, 2017 and will run till June 22nd, 2017.
This is inviting lovers of art and creativity and indeed all and sundry to witness the epoch making event as the tourism potentials of the amazing Akwa Ibom will be in focus.