UAE 43rd National Day

43 artists paint a story of the UAE through the ‘Art of C’ initiative

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Dec 02, 2014

SHARJAH: The celebrations of UAE’s 43rd National Day have touched a new peak, as everyday a unique initiative attracts thousands with a new method of creativity and patriotism.
The scene at the centre gallery of City Centre Sharjah showed a number of creative art pieces by a group of artists.
After twelve days of live workshops, uniting the creativity and patriotism of emerging and established UAE artists, Majid Al Futtaim’s unique community arts initiative, the “Art of C” is being hosted by City Centre shopping malls across the nation.
The workshops concluded on Monday with a display of 16 such art pieces in a ceremony hosted at City Centre Sharjah. The display of artwork was to unveil the final C-shaped works of art, telling a story of the UAE’s rich heritage and setting the tone for 43rd UAE National Day festivities.
“Through the Art of C, City Centre has created a visible platform for local artists to showcase their talent and create great moments in arts and culture for the community,” said Fuad Mansoor Sharaf, Senior Director – Property Management, Shopping Malls for Majid Al Futtaim.
“In celebration of 43rd UAE National Day, the final C-shaped masterpieces will remain on display, serving as a colourful reminder of our proud culture and traditions.”
Naser Abdulla, chairman of the art society, told The Gulf Today that “Artists from the Emirates Fine Arts Society were given the honour to showcase their inner creativity to reflect UAE’s rich heritage and history as every single artist had chosen his or her own style and theme. The society has more than 500 artists comprising various nationalities and a group of mix nationalities artists were given this project,” he added.
Since Nov 20, artists from across the UAE, including from the Emirates Fine Art Society, decorated the C-shaped canvases in a live workshop hosted across five City Centre shopping malls including City Centre Ajman, City Centre Deira, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Sharjah. Around 43 Cs are now on display as an art gallery in the Northern Emirates until Dec 31 and 8 Cs each will be on display at City Centre Deira and Mirdif until Dec 6.

~ by jamilkhan on December 4, 2014.

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