2nd Edition Artistic and Cultural Retreat- UAE and Oman
Date: 28th to 30thJanuary 2016
Venue: Liwa Art Hub

ZeeArts Community from UAE in collaboration with Liwa Art Hub and Paragon Arts from Oman, joined hands to bring the 2nd edition of Artistic Exchange Retreat between two neighboring countries UAE and Oman from Thursday 28th to 30th January this year.

The strategic concept is aimed at bringing the artists from UAE and Oman together to help promote the cross-cultural exchange of art, values and to understand its relevance
On the evening of 28th January 10 artists from Oman and 15 artists from Dubai set out for the most unforgettable journey to Liwa Art Hub. Exotic Liwa has long been a favorite destination and inspiration for countless literary, visual and performing artists and thinkers.

Next day morning the artists were taken for Liwa walks. The majesty and silence of the sand dunes were incredibly captivating. After a great photo shoot in the desert backdrop the artists were served with a very authentic local breakfast on red carpet. The liwa walks were followed by a panel discussion between esteemed Omani artist Mr. Anwar Sonya, esteemed Emirati artist Mr. Khalil Abdulwahid and the founder of Zee Arts Community, Ms Zaahirah Zabeen Muthy. The artists then participated in a very informative workshop on artists biography by a renowned fellow artist Kasia. Brimming with creativity all the artists then headed towards the studio and got indulged in the world of paints and galore. The entire evening Liwa Art Hub was oozing with art and passion towards art.

The rendezvous with art continued in the next day morning after the breakfast. And finally the exemplary event came to an end with a wonderful exhibition set by the artists and certificate distribution by Ms Zaahirah and the owner and founder of Liwa Art Hub Mr. Ahmed Al Yafei. The whole event ushered into the endless possibilities of human art and culture across the geographical borders.

Zaahirah quoted: ‘The vision of ZeeArts Community is to Connect artists to Create Community and Celebrate Arts. It has been a significant retreat to bring an added value in the life of the artists; the Artistic and Cultural Retreat is at its 2nd edition, the event have enhanced artists relationship between UAE and OMAN. This exchange retreat was definitely a memorable and unique experience for each participating artist. I deeply believe in the empowerment of artists through a constructive approach by sharing, dialogue in a friendly environment’.

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