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Life in My City_ berths in Anambra

By Chuka Nnabuife 

THE yearly, visual arts festivity and endowment,  Life in My City Art Festival (LIMCAF) opens it's debut art exhibition in Anambra State on Saturday, at noon in Awka.

The show will hold in Awka Museum Foundation, Ziks Avenue, Awka, Anambra State. Theme of this year's festival is 'Fix It'.

Explaining the theme, Art Director of LIMCAF, Ayo Adewunmi said the festival is using the art bazaar to address the most challenging problems of the world but with a mindset of venting and moaning. Rather the young artists who are being showcased across country this year will use their creativity to highlight vexed issues and proffer solutions as well.

LIMCAF 2023, through the theme, 'Fix It' recognises that "the world is passing through unprecedented challenges and we should arise to this by acting well our parts," reasoned Dr. Adewunmi.

"Humanity," he adds, "appears to be at a critical stage of launching into the future (hence) it calls for a holistic response for all to fix it!"

LIMCAF, now in it's third decade of consistent yearly festivity that tours major cities of Nigeria such as Lagos, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Kaduna among others until it's grand finale show which holds in Enugu, every October is an initiative of Chief Robert Orji, the chief executive officer of Rocana advertising firm.

The event of this Saturday will mark the first LIMCAF outing in Anambra State and the debut of Awka zonal exhibitions.

At the zonal displays, artworks that scaled through the first stages of selection will be shown to a jury that will further select a slimmer collection for exhibition in the national final event scheduled for Enugu.

"For this Live Exhibition at the Regions," the organisers explain, "artists whose works are selected in Stage One will submit their works to be physically exhibited at the centre, closest to them before the advertised dates as published on our website www.lifeinmycitysrtsfestival.org."

The jury members of the region who are notable art professionals will shortlist the pieces that will represent their zone for the appraisal of the National Jury that will then screen and approve the 'Top 100' from the recommended artworks from the 13 

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 LIMCAF is an art fest and internationally promoted prize-awarding competition that is exclusive for Nigerian Artists who are not above 35 years of age. 

 Visual art pieces expected to feature in the display are in such categories as: Painting/Mixed-media/Drawing; Sculpture/Installation Art; Ceramics; Graphics/Digital Art; Photography/Video and Textile Art/Fashion Design.

LIMCAF organisers are upbeat about the emergence of a new regional centre in Anambra.

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