What is Art to you?
Some may say;
Art is chaos taking shape.Pablo Picasso
Art is not what you see but what you make others to see.Teocrisphotography
Art is the journey of a free soul.#msjlifestyle
Art should be something that liberates the soul.Keith Haring
Art is the physical representation of cultural views, beliefs and practices.Dana Bowen (Author), 2013, Cultural Importance of Art,
According to the various definitions by Britannica & Encyclopedias, Art can be said to be the creative expression of human imagination that is consciously created to help develop the mind and body.
It has the ability to impact cultural opinions, traditional values and beliefs of a people and their ethos.
Translating experiences and practices through Visual Arts in a way that reaches people on an emotional level, thereby bridging the gap between cultures that may be hard to understand or relate to.
Art reflects power, prestige and rank.
Orisun is a haven for Traditional Folk Art collected overtime by Senator Olubunmi Adetunmi;- A collection of visual art comprising of contemporary works to old masters collected across schools in Nigeria from cities like Zaria, Osogbo, Nsukka, Nasarawa, Taraba, Yaba and Benin.
Folk art encompasses the cultural values and history of a community.
Besides being decorative, it can be utilitarian and functional.
Examples include traditional arts such as antiquities, cultural masks,
carvings, crafts, sculptures, woodwork,
bronze work, ceramics, architecture, painting and photography.
Located, First floor of the luxurious establishment; Tropic Galleria Mall, Beside Grand Square, Central Business District 900211, Abuja.
- Monday – Closed
- Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
- Saturday – 11:00am – 7:00pm
- Sundays – 2:30pm – 7:00pm
The supreme gallery reception is graced by the adorable Priscillia who welcomed us with warm charming smiles that left us anticipating the tour leading to…
Jonathan, the in-house curator and tour guide who gave me the best tour experience through the gallery…, his attention to the nitty gritty of how the arts should be maintained and displayed is seen in the deliberate lighting and strategic pattern the pieces are exhibited.
My ORISUN Experience
I had such a lovely time it felt like I had traveled through several cities for decades in a matter of minutes.
From the intricate ensemble to the intentional lay out of the exhibits accompanied by the engaging tour exercise, made my experience all the more exhilarating and bracing.
Rating My Experience
Orisun Gallery is an upmarket enterprise set in his own league, A 5-Star rating is ideal for its top tier standard which is great attraction for tourists.
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Quickie: In other news, Guess who played the bride in 2Baba’s new music video #SEARCHING featuring the iconic Bongos Ikwue? (It’s no one but yours truly, moi. ) I feel very honored to be part of this project with two great Legends of different eras. If you haven’t seen the video, you can watch it here.
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