Jeddah: Siasat Art Gallery is going to organize Islamic Calligraphy Exhibition in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 30th March to 1st, April 2017 under the patronage of the Consulate General of India, Jeddah, and in association with Saudi Indian Business Network (ISBN) at the premises of Consulate General of India, Jeddah.
The 3-day exhibition to be inaugurated by HE Md. Noor Rahman Sheikh, Consul General Of India, Jeddah with Mr. Zahid Ali Khan, Editor, Siasat, Mr. Zaheeruddin Ali Khan, Managing Editor, Siasat, General Secretary of SIBN, Mr. Gazanfar Ali Zaki on 30th March. The exhibition will be open to the General public from 9 PM to 11:45 PM on 30th March and 7 PM to 11:45 PM on 31st March and 1st April 2017.
Apart from this, visitors can also witness “Visual Dhikr”, a contemporary Islamic Art Exhibition by Younus M Hafiz.
After successfully organizing calligraphy exhibitions in the United States and various cities of India, The Siasat Art Gallery honored to showcase its artifacts in Islam’s holiest country. The exhibition is expected to showcase dozens of artifacts which include the artwork of renowned artists Mr. Nayeem Saberi, Mr. Faheem Saberi, canvas painting of Mr. Lateef Farooqui, Wooden Art of Mr. Syed Viquaruddin, and Md. Mazheruddin and embroidery work of Mr. Naseer Sultan.
The art of calligraphy is among the trough struck arts dying out at double the pace of the evolution of multi-media.
The idea is to bring calligraphy back to life and simultaneously generate employment. The slum-dwelling ladies are being guided and given an opportunity of coming up with innovative ways of calligraphy with their wit and will and thus the skill has made the Art take a fresh gasp.
Originally published on www.siasat.com