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Katara honors 51 artists for its project “Katara Murals with the Brushes of Artists”

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With the participation of 51 artist from 21 nationalities, Cultural Village Foundation-Katara held on Monday an honoring ceremony for at the first phase of its project entitled “Katara Murals with the Brushes of Artists”.

The honoring ceremony was initiated with screening a film that record the phases for finalizing 50 paintings that aims to enhance interaction between the artist and the audience.

Addressing attendees during the honoring ceremony, the General Manager of the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara, HE. Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim al Sulaiti said: "These murals are seen as artistic record to the facilities of Katara and its ongoing development and expansion. This is in addition to its cultural messages that aim at building bridges between nations."

Dr. Al-Sulaiti stated that this project involved a huge number of artists, both Qataris and expats. They belong to around 20 different nationalities. He said, "Art is the common language between peoples irrespective to their differences. This comes as part of Katara's mission in building bridges between cultures.

Katara General Manager added that t this great artistic project affirms that Katara's cultural and artistic richness inspires artists with creativity. It will also help in exhibiting the beauty of Katara whose facilities combine between heritage and modernity at the same time.

Speaking on the occasion, the Qatari artist, Bashir al Ansari, said: "It was totally different and unique experience for most of artists to paint a huge murals and in the open air."

In the conclusion of honoring ceremony, Katara General Manager, exuded thanks Yousef Khalifa al-Sada, Chairman of Qatar Fine Arts Association, Hanadi al-Darwish, President of Visual Arts Centre and the project overseeing team led by Mohammad Abdul Aziz Al Meer as well as media representatives.


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