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HRM Oba Adefunmi II Nominated for a 2013 Save the Arts Award
Oba Adejuyigbe Adefunmi II and the Oyotunji African Village community to be recognized for the preservation and continuation of Yoruba, American African visual artistry by the Save the Arts Foundation in High Point North Carolina, March 9, 2013
Save the Arts were found in 2004 by Mr. Rasheem Pugh, native of Newark, New Jersey. The STA is the first award show honoring Painters, sculptors, architects, photographers and other like visual artists from across the country. Mr. Pugh’s ultimate goal for Save the Arts Foundation and Save the Arts Awards is to share his love of visual arts and music by opening the Save the Arts Center. The mission of the Save the Arts Foundation is to acknowledge great works by many who contributed to the art and design of the world and preserve its future through creating resources in the form of a facility for youth to continue its legacy.
This year’s show is sponsored by High Point University, BMW, Lotus, Jaguar, Cadillac, Audi and Fisker. Notable guests scheduled to attend and participate in the 2013 STA Awards event are the Mayor of High Point, NC Bernita Sims, President of High Point University Dr. Nido Qubein, Commissioner of Guilford County Bruce Davis and NC State Rep. Alma Adams.
The 2nd Annual Save the Arts Awards, scheduled for March 9, 2013 will be held at High Point University located at 833 Montileu Ave High Point, NC 27262. OAV community members and affiliates can obtain special rate tickets by emailing an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please contact the Save the Arts Awards Foundation at 800-345-6993.
About HRM Oba Adejuyigbe E.A.O. Adefunmi II
King of the Yoruba people of North America, HRM’s visual artistry was most recognized through the 2001 artist in residency experience at the Lofton B. Sands African Bahamian Museum. The purpose of this residency was to design and construct the African Exhibit of the museum along with one elder and many of his peers from Oyotunji. King Adejuyigbe Adefunmi II made many valuable contributions to the education, cultural and artistic expansion of the African American population in Key West. The King also gave daily lectures and class to students from the Monroe County, Fla. schools.
About Oyotunji African Village
Oyotunji African Village is the first intentional community based on the culture of the Yoruba and Dahomey tribes of West Africa; founded, (1970) in the Americas. Now in 2013, after over 40 years of sustaining the only Kingdom based on traditional Yoruba sociology and values, OAV brings to the Low-country and greater global community the depth of culture, beautiful art, grandeur of customs and resilient history of the New World Yoruba.
About Rasheed Pugh
Grammy Award winning, Multi-Platinum songwriter, artist, script writer, activist and author; Rasheed Pugh’s his recordings have sold more than more than 20 million copies and he has worked with some of the most popular R&B and Pop artists in the world; with a notable achievement including the co-writing the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The list includes additional notables such as: Faith Evans, Pink, Scarface, LL Cool J, Heather Headley, Babyface, CeCe Winans, Aretha Franklin, Dante Thomas, and many more.
About Save the Arts Awards
In its first year the Save the Arts Awards attracted members from the artistic community and world renowned artists such as Lynne Pittard, Annie Lee, Charles Bibbs, Larry Poncho Brown, James Barnhill and Otis Hairston were awarded. Highlights included remarks from the Governor of North Carolina Beverly Purdue as well as the Secretary of NC Cultural Resources, Linda Carlisle. The ultimate goal for Save the Arts Foundation and Save The Arts Awards is to share the founder’s love of visual arts and music by opening the Save the Arts Center. The mission of the Save the Arts Foundation is to acknowledge great works by many who contributed to the art and design of the world and preserve its future through creating resources in the form of a facility for youth to continue its legacy.