IGE, Lara

Painter Address: Department of Fine Arts, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. Birth: June 19 1963, in Ikeja, Lagos State. Training: HN!"> in fine art-;, Department of Fine Arts, Yaba College of Technology, 1988, specializing in painting. Profile: Full name, Omolara Ayoade Ige; textile designer, Bhojson's Textile lndustiy, Ilupeju, Lagos, 1985; studio assistant, Ovuomaroro Caller)', Mushin, Lagos, 1987; secretary, publicity committee, Society of Nigerian Artists, 1990; higher instructor, Department of Fine Arts, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos; painted numerous portraits of prominent Nigerians. Member: Society of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions "Moods in Nature," National Museum, Lagos, April 7-18, 1990. Group Exhibitions NYSC Exhibition, Abuja, 1988. "An Experience of Moods in Colour," Barnette Exhibition, Lagos, March 1989. "Our Impressions: An Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptural Pieces & Drawings," Soviet Cultural Centre, Lagos, May 23-30, 1989. "Reflections: An Art Exhibition of the Society of Nigerian Artists," National Theatre, Lagos, December 16-30, 1989. "Creative Dialogue:SNA at 25," National Theatre, Lagos, November 27-December 10, 1989. "Vision for Excellences Home Design Centre, Lagos, December 16-23, 1989. •Women Now," National Gallery of Crafts &Design, Lagos, April 30-May 5, 1990. "Images of the Nigerian Nation,'" National Theatre, Lagos, September 1990. Awards Sc Honors Didi, Yagil, Fasuyi and Erhabor Emokpae awards in painting, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, 1988; Margo Humphrey's award in printrnaking, USIS, Lagos, 1988. Bibliography Our Impressions; An Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptural Pieces &Drawings by: Omolara Ige, Charles Ikeh Edwin hnjang, Mazi Nwajei, Peter Coker, 23rd May-30th May, 1989; sponsored by the Soviet Cultural Centre, Lagos; introduction by Kolade Oshinowo. [Lagos: Soviet Cultural Centre, 1989. [unpaged], illus. Reviewed: Alvan Ewuzie, "synthesis of Impressions,' Daily Champion (Lagos) May 31, 1989, pages 7, 13; Dupe Odunade, "Long-Lasting 'Impressions'," Vanguard (Lagos) June 8, 1989, page 8; Dupe Odumade, "A Lifelong Interest in Art," Vanguard (Lagos') June 15, 1989, page 9; Gbile Oshadipe, "Unique Impressions at 'Our Impressions'," logos Life (Lagos) June 29-July 5, 1989, page 7. Duru, Ben. "Lara's Vision for Excellence," Evening Times (Lagos) page 5, February 5. 1990. , . Moods in Nature; An Exhibition ofPaintings by Omolara Ige; [held at the National Museum, Lagos April 7-18, 1990] / foreword by E. S. O. Olisambu. [Lagos: N'ntional Commission for Museums and Monuments, 1990]. 22pp. illus., port. Reviewed: Jahiruin Anikulapo, "Romantic Songs of Nature on Canvas," Guardian Express (Lagos) A(157): 5, March 21, 1990; Jahman Anikulapo, "Lara Ige in Nature's Mood, The Guardian (1 agos) April 6, 1990, page 13; Chika Abanobi, "Omolara Ige; Portrait of an Artist as a Young Woman," Weekend Concord (Lagos) April 7, 1990, p.»ge 8; Afam Akeh, "V Exhibition," Daily Times (Lagos) April 7, 1990; Tunde Laniyan, "Coloured Moods in Nature," Nigerian Tribune (Ibadan) April 17, 1990, page 10; Jide Kolode and Theo Nicol, "We Capture the Essence of Living,"' Prime People (Lagos), 4-17): April 20-26, 1990; Mideno Bayagbon, '"I have been able ;o paint the rich endowment of our country'-Omolara Ige, Arts Teacher, Yaba College of lech," Vanguard (Lagos) April 26, 1990; Luky Okuku, "The Many Moods of Nature," Quality Weekly (Lagos) 5 (18): 24, May 3, 1990; Augustine Njorn'.wuani, "Mood^ in Mature," The Financial Post (Lagos) April 29- May 12, 1990, page 21; Ademola Oguntayo, "The Paintbrush of Eve," African Concord (Lagos) 5 (3): 47-48, May 21. 1990. Oguntayo, Ademola. "Are the Women Artists Coming?" National Concord (Lagos) 11 (2136): 5, May 2'-), 1990.
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