MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
of Zervas Art Club in Nigeria
KABIR TONI OSHIAME
Address: No.8, Owolabi Street, Off Adeba Road, Lakowe, Ibeju-Lekki LGA, Lagos, Nigeria.
Tel: 08084022198 | Mob: 08038803660 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org – Zervasartclubnigeria@gmail.com
YOU’RE WELCOME TO OUR SPECIAL WORLD OF ART CULTURE & SCIENCE
My Sincere Appreciations for all your kind words and responses, moreso for taking out of your busy schedule to share in my moment of joy,. I’m humbly grateful !!
I Can’t find the best phrase to thank the President, World federation of Zervas art clubs, Mr Panagiotis Milt Zervas for the honor and confidence bestowed upon me to found and preside over the Zervas art Club in Nigeria.
I am really humbled for the good gesture, i feel really elated to be in your fold and look forward to saddling the great responsibilities that comes with it , to the best of my knowledge.
To my amazing friends on Facebook whom had been tagging along since the announcement and shared in my moments of true joy, you’re all AWESOME !!!
I am Very pleased with Mr. Panagiotis Zervas for the confidence and honour accorded me to preside over the Zervas club here in Nzigeria. I am humbled .
Zervas art club Nigeria had come to Stay ! , changing creative narratives and setting new standards for the contemporary art.
Thank you for being REAL! I Can’t thank you enough, you made my day. Best regards!.
CV OF THE PRESIDENT KABIR TONI OSHIAME
- Visual Artist
- Creative Consultant
PROFESSIONAL DETAILS: I am a full-time artist with several commissions to his credit some of which are Former President Jonathans portrait when he was the Vice-President for his 50th birthday,portrait of the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Massari, portrait of Hubert Charles, Country Representative for UNESCO to Nigeria on the occasion of the UN 60th Anniversary Celebration of the UN house, Abuja, Culture in diversity, a commissioned painting for GTBank Ogun State, just to mention a few.
.As a prolific painter, Toni Oshiame has a solo exhibition to his credit and has participated in several group exhibitions in Nigeria and outside the country. He works in oil,acrylic and pastel mediums and his works can be found in many private and public collections.
He is currently the founder and president of Zervas Art Club Nigeria and a member of the Guild Of Fine Artists Nigeria.
Text And Articles About The Artist’s Work:- TONI was bom August 28 1968 in LAGOS State, NIGERIA, and had his Professional education in FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, AUCHI, EDO STATE where he obtain an H N D in painting.
He lectured briefly at the Federal Technical College, Orozo Abuja FCT in 1996 before he started a full vibrant Studio practice which he remind committed to till date.
He was the immediate Vice Chairman, Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) FCT Chapter Abuja where he was subsequently made the resource person and LOC Chairman for Nigeria @50 during his tenure.
Toni has exhibited extensively within Africa, Europe and America and his paintings adorn the wall of reputable art enthusiast.and had received accolades in the art world .
He is a recipient of several awards in the arts and a member of several prestigious art societies and groups, to mention a few: The Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) and the Guild of Fine Artists of Nigeria (GFA).
A full-time artist with several commissions to his credit, amongst which are Fmr President Ebele Jonathan’s portrait on his 50th birthday as Vice President by then D.G for Atomic Energy
Portrait of Dr. Huber Charles , Country Representative for U N E S C O to Nigeria on the occasion of it’s 60th anniversary at the United Nations House Abuja Nigeria.
Toni has also executed Special Commissions like: Portrait of one time Speaker of the House of Representatives
Mallam Bello Massari. And a comisitioned painting, Themed:- “Culture in diversity “for Guarantee Trust Bank Abeokuta, Ogun State . Just to mention a few.
My flare for Nature and eco-friendly existence had over the years,spur me into writing a thesis on how to integrate and co- habit conviniently into the mainstream of our developmental structure of real estate without recourse to the socio- ethnic, political and cultural differencies, that had bedeviled their co -existence over the years.
However it is noteworthy that until normardic nature of the Fulani Herdsmen is fully understood and harnessed strategically into the modern day socio- cultural and geographical trends of developments around the North- Central and some areas of the core northern region , the rule of lasting peaceful co-existence would seem to remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued but never attained.The thesis is designed as a blueprint to profer a lasting solution to the unending communal crisis in these regions if implimented strategically in the robust framework of our ever changing geographical socio cultural values. The normadic nature of the Fulani Herdsmen given as their lifestyle, make them a continuous migrating settler in search of greener pastures for their lifestocks which naturally happens to be the bane of their livelihood. Some extract from my thesis Titled ” Fulani Wadoobe,a pocket of ancient civilization and Culture” . UNPUBLISHED PROJECT. On Contemporary dynamic real estate stucture, for the sub- Saharan African regions.
My objectives are to create a platform to harness great talent and pilot them towards changing the cultural narratives and enhancing their professional skills, capabilities and knowledge base organisation through symposiums, workshops, exhibitions, residencies and other creative vocations that highlights and recognises a building potential through my content development goal.
- Rector’s price for best graduating student from the department of painting and general arts. Year 1995
- Society of Nigerian Artists (Anatomy Of An Independence) Nigeria@50 Local Organizing Comittee, October 2010. Award for excellence and meritorious service.
Full Curriculum Vitae
I had my secondary education at Hussey College,Warri,Delta state. In 1978/83
And proceeded to aquire my professional training in art at the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, where i had my OND in general art and HND in painting. 1990- 1992 / 1994- 96 respectively
As prolific painter, he have participated in several group exhibitions in Nigeria and outside the country. I work in oil,acrylic and pastel mediums and his works can be found in many private and public collections However he has a solo show to his Credit.he currently a member of the Guild Of Fine Artists Nigeria.
Enthusiastic visual Artist eager to contribute to team success through hardwork, attention to details and excellent organisational skills. Clear understanding of periodic evaluation ,mentoring and training in the visual art . Motivated to learn, grow and excel gave me a cutting edge as lecturer at the Federal Technical College Orozo Abuja in the fine and industrial art department 1996/97 and had since served in various capacities as consultant and facilitator of projects one of which was the Nigeria cultural village, Zuma Rock Abuja, Nigeria.
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