Building Hearts Art Workshop | Mother Tongues Festival
- 23 Feb
- 1pm - 5:30pm
- Ages 8+
- Free Event, Drop-in
The aim of this art workshop, “Building Hearts”, is an expression of the hero inside of us in building bridges across the borders. It is about our roots and cultural upbringing, our languages and mother tongues, their yearnings and pains, their hopes and dreams they hoped in us to bring the best out of us in whatever we do.
Joe Odiboh is a South African citizen originating from Nigeria. Born in 1960, he is an Art teacher, Actor, Security Service Provider, Artist, Comedian, Writer and a Master of Ceremonies. While in Ireland in 2011, he found himself under prevailing circumstances and rediscovered his hopes and dreams which led him to win the “African Leadership and Excellence Award” in Arts & Culture in 2012. He is an African artist who has donated some of his paintings to the Irish government, Sligo County Borough, Sligo General Hospital, Louth County Council and Louth Social Welfare. He has volunteered at several art workshops and took part in art exhibitions across both Sligo and Poland. Joe took part in the “The Sabona Community” movie by Loch Bo Films, Sligo Films production “The Encounter” and plays the lead acting role in the short Irish film “Fuaite Faite”. He is now a contemporary artist with numerous paintings and has gained recognition with Peace 111 New Urban Peach Collective sponsored by the EU. Joe is a member of the “Sabona Group for Sligo Peace Capacity Building Project” funded by the Peace 111 programme, through the EU Regional Development Fund. He has published around 11 books and many articles. He is a gifted writer and artist with great hopes and dreams.