Quotes: 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 patform 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
 Jun 28 2016 - Morocco raises USD197mn in Marsa MarocMENAFN
(MENAFN) Morocco raises USD197mn by selling 40 percent share in state-owned port operator Marsa Maroc in the nation's first initial public offering this year.Additionally, Marsa Maroc manages ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Ostara Systems Limited achieves Cyber Essentials certification with IT Governance's DIY packageMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Ostara Systems Limited achieves Cyber Essentials certification with IT Governance''s DIY package ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, June 27, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ -- IT ...

 Jun 28 2016 - First Gulf Bank's Ratings Affirmed with a 'Stable' OutlookMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) 28th June 2016 First Gulf Bank's Ratings Affirmed with a 'Stable' Outlook Capital Intelligence Ratings (CI Ratings), the international credit rating agency, today announced that ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Kuwait eyes on UK investmentsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Kuwaiti Finance Minister proclaimed that the country's investments in Britain were positive and high quality.Accordingly, Kuwaiti investments in Britain are real assets in real estate, ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Jordan's industry, trade sectors cancel tax reductions on clothesMENAFN
(MENAFN) The industrial and trade sectors in the kingdom are split over the current cancellation of Cabinet decision to cut sales tax on clothes.Additionally, the cabinet cancelled last year's ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Lacking electricity, PT. Rimba Raya Conservation donates solar lanterns to help illuminate villages in Seruyan Regency, Central Kalimantan, IndonesiaMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Seruyan, Central Kalimantan, INDONESIA, June 28, 2016-(ACN Newswire)-PT. Rimba Raya Conservation (PT. RRC) gradually donated 1704 units of solar lanterns since February 2016 to ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Mashreqbank's Ratings Affirmed with a 'Stable' OutlookMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) 28th June 2016 Mashreqbank's Ratings Affirmed with a 'Stable' Outlook Capital Intelligence Ratings (CI Ratings), the international credit rating agency, today announced that it ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Total will invest USD2bn in Qatar oilfield developmentMENAFN
(MENAFN) Total aims to invest up USD2bn in developing the Al-Shaheen oilfield in five years, after the French major won 30 percent share to operate Qatar's largest offshore oilfield.Moreover, the ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Saudi Arabia exposes USD1.3bn development projectsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Saudi Arabia proclaimed unveiled development projects value USD1.3bn in Madinah area, involving the setting up of new power plants and applying clean drainage network.Furthermore, the ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Red Hat Partners Rally Around JBoss EAP 7MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) DUBAI, UAE, 28th June, 2016 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today highlighted the breadth and depth of its global partner ...

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

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

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
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


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


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help