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"IMAGES OF NIGERIA "
For Expats Of All Origins. French. Visitors. (All Ages)
Sunday 18 April 2010
19h00 - 22h30ish
(Happy Hour. George's Presentation. Dinner and Dessert. More Great Socializing.)
Our Guest Of Honor
Georges Val lived in Nigeria for 13 years where, in addition to being an artist, he was a member of the Board of the Nigerian Museum Society. He travelled across the country under the sponsorship of Nigerian Museums. His large dimension paintings, hand lacquered, show the flamboyant African ceremonies and and festivals that he visited.
Nigeria has 150 million inhabitants, and is the most populated country in Africa. (1 African in 5 is Nigerian). In Nigeria, there are 250 different ethnic groups and languages. Within the same culture, there are Animalists, Christians and Moslems. It's a rich cultural mosaic.
Nigerian Museums as well as the British press consider George's work to be unique. His first exhibition in London was featured on the front page of "West Africa", West Africa's largest English language magazine. He has had exhibitions at UNESCO and his work often figures in the press about Nigeria.
Many Afircan-Americans like myself, have roots in Nigeria. I once saw a video of an inauguration ceremony involving the family of a friend, a Nigerian Princess, which I found spellbinding. It will be fascinating to learn more about that culture!
PARTICIPATION FOR SUNDAY: EUR 20 and ANY s social or business card or brochure , if you have one. Thanks for exact change.
Our friends' large and FUN private residence in the heart of the LATIN QUARTER. Metro: St Michel. Details with reservations.
GREAT FOOD! International Cuisine. (Southern US, French or other European.and vegetable dishes lovingly prepared as always by Patricia)
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Wednesday.19h00 Next date to be announced. PATRICIA'S "MAKING PARIS CONNECTIONS" COCKTAIL AND DINNER. Paris: Sex, Love, Dating, Relationships. Special Guest To Be Announced.