Prominent Dubai artists support RC

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

A GROUP of prominent professional Dubai-based artists participated in the second edition of Dubai International Art Symposium 2016 (Dias) to create a wide range of paintings to support Rashid Centre for the Disabled.
The Dias 2016 is part of Rashid Culture Season activity and is being organised by the Rashid Centre for the Disabled under the patronage of Sheikh Juma Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum. The symposium which is in its second edition, saw the paintings made by the artists displayed at a gala dinner at The Palm Atlantis.

The 3-day event has been witnessing the participation of a number of Dubai-based artists belong to different nationalities and master in various forms of paintings. As part of the DIAS, the artists made paintings to choose any topic and form and finish their artwork in 3-days as all the paintings displayed to auctioned in star-studded high profile gala dinner to raise funds for the Rashid Centre.
Sanaa Merchant, an Indian Visual artist born and brought up in Sharjah has been participating first time in the DIAS. She is an artist doing abstract art with contemporary calligraphy paintings for the last many years.
Currently she is part of the team dealing fine arts in Sharjah Ladies Club as one of the supervisor to their art section and also working with an interior design company to produce abstract art pieces with contemporary art with abstract calligraphic touch for buyers consist of locals and expatriate community.
Shefali Ranthe from Denmark is based in Dubai for last 10-years and participating second time in the DIAS. Her painting for the DIAS event titled ‘Joy Of Life’ to express of the happiness and being in Dubai to enjoy every second of life. “My painting is showing happiness and sharing life with others as my message to others,” she said.
Shifali is part of an international art associations who organised events to promote her paintings in New York, Amsterdam and Massey recently while she took part in various art events in Dubai.
Responding to a question she said “being participating in the DIAS is great and an opportunity to meet so many professional contemporary artist under one roof and share the same cause which is to support people with special needs of Rashid Centre for Disabled.”
Bana Safar, an Arab realistic artist participated second time in the DIAS and made colourful ladies portraits in which she specialized.
She is based in Dubai for last 13-years and working as fashion designer and professional artist.
Bana is currently working on paintings for her first solo exhibition which is planned next year as so far a number of art pieces have been made to complete 20 paintings.
“The participation in the last year of DIAS was great as many people like our paintings and generated funds for Rashid Centre through the auctions of paintings made by artists as part of 3-day DIAS 2015 and same will happen to this season as well,” she mentioned.
The other artists participated in the second edition of DIAS 2016 were included Abdul Naser Oudeh, Suhail Badour, Faten Dawood, Lamees Abu Khalil and Majda Nasr Aldin.
-Published in The Gulf Today

~ by jamilkhan on May 23, 2016.

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