BY OMIKO AWA
LAST Sunday, art collectors, friends and family members of Chike Nwagbogu converged at Nimbus @ Bogobiri, Maitama Sule, Ikoyi, Lagos, to witness the re-opening of Nimbus Art Gallery, which was closed for business in 2006.
Located almost opposite the former gallery, the new Nimbus includes the works of ancient, classical and contemporary artist as well as figurines.
Speaking on the theme Metanoia, the Agboidi, Obi of Onitsha, Nnameka Alfred Achebe, said, “like the legendary Phoenix bird, the new Nimbus has miraculously risen in an array of brightly coloured plumage, from the rubble and ashes of the old to continue the dream of reclaiming the heart and soul of a nation through art and innovation.”
The proprietor of the gallery, Chike Nwagbogu, informed that the theme, which means rebirth in Greek, was chosen to tell the art community within and across the globe that the gallery has come back to life with better programmes, entertainment and more works on display.
Opening for public view were the works of Ben Osawe, Abayomi Barber, Tola Wewe, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Ademola Ogunajo, Ben Enwonwu, Reuben Ugbine and others.