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Patakis - Art Show Opening Reception

Sunday, August 18 - 4:00 PM

The Opening Reception, Lecture & Artist Talk occurs on Sunday, August 18th, 2019
from 4 to 7 p.m.
The Demonstration of Pataki woodcarving and woodcarving workshop for adults as well as woodcarving experiences for the whole family will be held onSaturday, August 24th, 2019 from 2 to 5 pm.
All these events will occur at the
William H. Thomas Art Gallery
1270 Bryden Road, Columbus Ohio 43205

Chief Baba Shongo Obadina, native Columbus artist, curator and well-known community activist will exhibit his first one-man art show.

UCAF and Baba Shongo say thank you to OAAE - Ohio Alliance for the Arts Education and GCAC - Greater Columbus Arts Council for their support to realize these events!

The topic will be Patakis.
A pataki is a brief story used in Nigeria recorded history and important events. Narratives of the Yoruba Lucumi faith and their religious stories are known to practitioners as Patakis. Baba Shongo will exhibit, discuss, explain and experience together with the community and for the community and all visitors his patakis, his understanding of important history. Woodcarving is Baba ´s main medium. He will share some of his knowledge about ancient symbols and signs at this art show at the William H. Thomas Art Gallery.

The entertainment will be provided by Is Said.


1270 Bryden Road
Columbus, OH 43205
Event Type


Urban Cultural Arts Foundation

Date / Time

Sunday, August 18, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Chief Shongo Obadina
(614) 745-1753