Sunday, 15 November 2015

SHEIKH MOHAMMED CENTER FOR CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING TO AWARD YOUNG ARTISTS OF THE YEAR AT “TREASURE OF UAE” ART COMPETITION ON 44TH UAE NATIONAL DAY


-Winning artists to display art pieces at honorary exhibition -
Dubai, UAE. 15th November 2015Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) will host an award ceremony on Wednesday 2nd December to honour 24 young student-artists at the 4th annual “Treasure of UAE” Art Competition 2015 in the historic Al Fahidi Distict Dubai.
Young artists between ages 7- 18 years old were asked to submit original current art work depicting one of the historic landmark across the UAE. More than 50 schools participated this year.
Winners will be selected by prominent regional artists from the Emirates Fine Arts Society and selected artworks will be displayed during the ‘Treasures of the UAE Art Exhibition' at SMCCU’s bespoke traditional heritage house in the Historic Al Fahidi District of Dubai from 2nd December 2015 to 2nd January 2016. The winning artworks will also be featured at 'Treasures of the UAE' 2016 Calendar, and each month on SMCCU’s website. This year the event is sponsored by Nestle, Yas Water World Abu Dhabi and Emirates Fine Art Society.
Mr. Nasif Kayed, Managing Director, SMCCU, said: “UAE’s historic monuments and landscapes stand here to remind us of our roots, traditions and the UAE’s great history. This initiative strives to uncover a new interpretation of these historical landmarks from the next generation residing in the UAE, encouraging creativity combined with historic knowledge.”
The winners will receive fabulous prizes worth up to AED 1,000 and a voucher from SMCCU for a complimentary ‘Cultural Lunch Experience’ for two.
Operating under the centre’s philosophy and motto “Open Doors. Open Minds.” the centre strives to raise awareness and demystify the local culture, customs and religion of the United Arab Emirates.
With the opportunity of this occasion SMCCU will host guests to an Emirati cultural meal and explanation of the traditions surrounding food and honoring guests. The meal will be followed by a visit to the historic Diwan Mosque, where the Managing Director, Nasif Kayed, will explain the significance of the mosque in the daily lives of Emiratis and Muslims worldwide.

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