Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Jeddah Art Week a big draw  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 11/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Arab News) The annual Jeddah Art Week literally turned out to be a ‘JAW’-dropping event with an impressive 6,000 people turning up for its grand opening at Park Hyatt, on Feb. 1, and the number growing through the week with people pouring in to see the biggest art event of the year.“The event is a perfect blend of local and international talents showcasing different art forms including painting and photography. We loved seeing the diversity of talents,” said Mariam Saleh, an art enthusiast. “We in Saudi Arabia are always hungry for something new and such an event is always educational, social and entertaining where we can gather around and appreciate art,” she added. Kal Murad, another guest, said that Saudi Arabia needed more cultural events than malls. “People need such activities to look at and educate themselves knowing that creativity has no limit. Something like this is more fun than visiting a mall. All that the people do in the Kingdom is go to malls,” he said.Mudi bint Mansour bint Abdulaziz says JAW has successfully evolved with the entire society celebrating art. “I am very impressed and excited to see local artists being involved in such an event. It’s a new event acknowledging talent in Saudi Arabia and I am very happy to see everyone involved and everyone appreciating it,” she said.“I am also proud to see how Saudis are expressing their thoughts and ideas through art and I am especially proud of my son Saad bin Mohammed who is also participating with his art piece for the world to see and enjoy,” she added. JAW offers a platform for people to gather and celebrate art and culture, says lawyer Faisal Yamani, who attended the event. “Today, we saw many local and international artists coming together to showcase their work and I am very happy to see this in Saudi Arabia,” he said, adding: “I don’t have any particular art piece as favorite. I got to see many artists and loved everything and I saw many pieces that I wanted to acquire but some of them have been sold while some are still being negotiated.”“Art is neither old nor young in Saudi Arabia. We cannot give it an age or historically link it to the Kingdom or its people. Seeing the younger generation attending such an event is very impressive and that’s very promising,” said Yamani. JAW-2014 has been an overwhelming success, not because of the several thousands of people who visited the exhibition but because JAW has managed to draw attendance and support from a cross-section of Jeddah community, says Lina Lazaar, founder of JAW.“Art knows no language, has no race, gender, or nationality, and JAW-2014 has been a triumph in showcasing the richness of Jeddah’s vibrant community through art,” she said. “On behalf of the JAW team, and our many Saudi and international partners — without whom such a week would not have been possible — I would like to thank the people of Jeddah for their commitment to art and for being such gracious hosts to all of those who traveled to Jeddah to be part of JAW-2014. For those yet to attend, we look forward to receiving you at the venue through the month of February,” she added.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Hawaii lava flow reaches home threatens townKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Red-hot lava from a slow-erupting volcano has reached a home on Hawaiis Big Island and is threatening an entire town emergency officials said Tuesday. The lava flow from ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Slow-moving lava creeps closer to Hawaii homesKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A branch of the molten stream was less than 100 yards (90 meters) from a two-story house.This photo provided by the US Geological Survey shows the lava flow from Kilauea ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Mudslide buries Sri Lanka tea labor quartersKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The military has mobilized troops to help in the rescue operations. Colombo Sri Lanka: A mudslide in central Sri Lanka has buried several rows of workers’ houses at a ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- 10 people killed 200 missing in Sri Lanka after mudslidesKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A local hospital source said that two men and a woman rescued from the mud had been brought in for treatment. Colombo: Around 200 people were reported missing and 10 ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Heavy rains continue in Telangana two deadKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Two women both sisters were washed in the swirling waters of a rivulet near Madgula village in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh as heavy rains caused by Cyclone Nilofar ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits near Samoa: USGSKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A police spokeswoman in the capital Apia told Reuters by telephone that the quake had not been felt in the city and that she was unaware of any damage. Sydney: A 6.1 ...

 Oct 30 2014 - Ottawa shooting was madmans last desperate act says motherKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Susan Bibeau said her estranged son had wanted to travel to Saudi Arabia to study Islam and the Quran not Syria to join militant fighters. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau killed by ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Kidnapped women used by Boko Haram on front line: Rights groupKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Suspected militant fighters kidnapped about 30 children including girls as young as 11 in Borno state at the weekend. Lagos: Boko Haram has used kidnapped young women and ...

 Oct 30 2014 - Ottawa gunman made video before attack: PoliceKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Michael Zehaf-Bibeau who was shot dead by police in the parliament in Ottawa after killing a soldier Wednesday was mentally ill and wanted to die his mother wrote in a ...

 Oct 30 2014 - UAE- Nepal bus crash kills 14 injures dozens: PoliceKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Among those killed Friday were two people including a woman who was part of a group heading to the Langtang trekking area. Katmandu: A Nepal bus packed with people ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help