When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 From 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Where: UCF Student Union Key West, Room 218A
Speaker: Timothy Babatunde Adebule
CEO of Three Masks Inc.
Topic: African and Nigerian History
The history of Africa comes alive for students as they learn how their ancestors portrayed the events in their era by carving masks and statutes.
About the speaker:
Timothy Babatunde Adebule was born in London to Nigerian parents. His passion for art started at an early age, abstract being his favorite. Orlando is where he first put his talents to use. He designed his own line of ethnic t-shirts and began selling them at work and at art shows. In 1996 he opened his own shop on Church Street entitled “Three Masks”. There he stocked the shelves with treasures from Africa. His art expanded with the discovery of Sculpey Clay. His other mediums include pen on paper, oil on canvas, watercolor, pastels, acrylics and wood. He has displayed his art at numerous shows, such as Zora Neale Hurstan Festival, New Symrna’s Festival of the Arts, Orlando’s Fiesta in the Park and Disney’s Black History Celebrations. In April of 2001 Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge was built and he was asked to feature his art at the Zawadi Marketplace. As of the year 2012, this expanded to include his work being featured in both the Mombasa and Outfitters stores in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park as well. He makes his home in Orlando with his four boys. Call or visit him at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.