Angels and Muse Announce “Pencil Me Down” Group Art Exhibition

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Angels and Muse have announced a group art exhibition titled “Pencil Me Down”.  This exceptional showcase features contemporary Nigerian artists bound by a shared passion for the art of drawing. The exhibition promises an impressive collection of drawings spanning diverse styles, techniques, and subjects.
IJE UWA / Ibe Ananaba

Akanimoh Umoh, one of the participating artists, infuses the show with warmth through his locally inspired figurative pieces, rendered with red conte pencil, capturing the pulse of everyday Nigerian life. Other featured artists include Anthony Ezeifedi, Austin Uzor, Elizabeth Ekpetorson, Laju Sholola, Victor Ehikhamenor and Ibe Ananaba – who is also the curator of the show.

Pencil Me Down, art exhibition

Furthermore, this exceptional showcase offers a diverse collection of drawings in various styles and subjects. “Pencil Me Down” explores intricate portraits and bold abstract compositions, showcasing the pencil’s versatility. Each artist contributes unique perspectives, creating a rich tapestry of creativity and expression in the exhibition.

“Portrait of Ato Arinze”, 2011 by Akanimoh Umoh

Whether it is the delicate strokes capturing the beauty of nature or the raw emotion conveyed through the lines and shading, these artworks invite viewers to delve into the world of drawing and appreciate its timeless allure.

Elizabeth Chioma Ekpetorson at work

The exhibition features a vibrant catalog, schedule of school visits and artist talks. It runs until Sunday, October 29, 2023.


Derrick Chidumebi is a creative writer and growth marketer hailing from Lagos, Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Chemistry from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria, and is the founder of The Eko Place, a media/marketing agency based in Lagos, Nigeria. Currently, he serves as a writer for Art News Africa.

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