Dubai International Art Symposium

8-day Art symposium, artists to support special needs children

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, September 26, 2013

DUBAI: The 8-day Dubai International Art Symposium (DIAS), and the 26 participating artists from around the world, will be promoting the Rashid Centre for Disabled and children with special needs, helping them enhance their artistic skills and auction many paintings will be to raise funds.
Mariam Othman, Director General Rashid Centre for Disabled (RCD) told this while talking to The Gulf Today on Wednesday.
It is also mentioned that the Rashid Centre for Disabled was earlier known as Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre and has been imparting education and training to children with special needs.
Those attending the press conference included Abdul Rahman Tahboub, the director general DIAS, Ali Al Ameri, the Art Director DIAS, Mariam Othman, Director General RCD and representatives of sponsors and others.
Othman said that a total of 26 artists, including seven from the UAE, are taking part in the first-ever DIAS to be held in Dubai under the theme of ‘The Spirit of Art … Pulse Rights’ between Oct. 1 to 8.
“During the symposium, the artist will spend a good amount of time in Rashid Centre with the students with special needs. We have many students who are good artists, and spending time with famous artists from around the world will be a major enhancement for their career. During this event, our special needs students will develop many paintings which later on will be auctioned to raise funds for the centre,” she added.
Othman further pointed out that DIAS will be held every year with the collaboration of RCD.  
Ali Al Ameri, Art Director DIAS, said that 26 artists from 18 countries are taking part in the first DIAS with the aim of promoting cultural dialogue and exchange of experiences and knowledge between the artists involved, and the interaction with the community through the aesthetics of art.

~ by jamilkhan on September 26, 2013.

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