The Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education Owerri chapter of Association of Fine & Applied Arts Students as part of the activities marking their 2013 Students’ Week, have chosen to honour six citizens drawn from different works of life with the award of Distinguished Associate Artist.


A release signed by the president of the association, Comr. Benjamin Nwana has it that the awardees include Rev Fr Cammy Mario Egeolu (Otimbodombo), Dr Steve Nwala, (Ugoeze) Lady Irene Mba, Lady Martina Manufor, Mr Chinedu Hardy Nwadike and Arch. Nkemdi Anyanwu.
Comr. Nwana further stated that the awardees who were drawn from sectors like religion, education and entertainment are not artists by profession or qualification, but are lovers and appreciators of arts.
The award presentation will take place at the grand finale of the Students’ Week, Wednesday July 3, 2013, at the Textile Studio, Department of Fine and Applied Arts by 10 am.
Others to receive awards are students drawn from and outside the department for their various achievements.
Dignitaries expected at the event include; Dr H. C. Ngumah, Head of Department; Mr Egeonu C. A, Staff Adviser; Paddy Obinna, Chairman, Association of Nigerian Artists, Imo State Chapter; other heads of department; lecturers and lovers of art.
Meanwhile, activities like football match, Rally/Awareness campaign, Arts exhibition and Inaugural lecture by Dr Ikwegbu Francis, Head of Department, Fine & Applied Arts, Imo State University Owerri, have already been held starting from Saturday June 28, 2013 when the Students’ Week began.

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Students with Dr Ikwegbu Francis after the inaugural lecture


Textile on display during the awareness campaign

Dr Ikwegbu Francis and Dr Ngumah H. C during the inaugural lecture

Ndike Christian, painting during the awareness campaign


Henry Ogedeson also doing his thing