Visitors spell-bound by debutant artists at exhibition
By: Sohail Rashid
ISLAMABAD July 17,2010: Young artists stunned people with their brilliant work as two-day exhibition of Jewellery, Paintings, Embroidery, Wooden items and Pewter Silver work of the ‘budding artists’ started at Windsor Rohtas, in Jinnah Super Market on Saturday.
The idea of exhibition was conceived by Saira Aalam of NCA, aimed at providing opportunity to young artists to show their talent to the world. There are more than twenty stalls contain fabulous work of oil painting, jewellery and handy crafts which attracted a large number of visitors on the first day of the exhibition.
Aaishah Akram, a young artist of fine arts who was hosting a stall of her own paintings said that she is working since 1994 and that it is her hobby. She further told that she is exhibiting her work for the very first time and as she is getting very good response and appreciation from people, she is thinking to exhibit her work in future also.
Females seemed awfully interested in jewellery work which is exhibited by another new artist Maryam Ali Hassan. There are pieces of jewellery of all types like gold, silver and stones. “Jewellery designing is my passion and I am getting a healthy response from visitors of exhibition. Prices of jewellery items are not fixed; I extend concession to every one who shows interest in purchasing my pieces” explained Maryam Ali Hassan.
Most attractive is the stall of embroidery work, managed by three females who are victims of domestic violence. Naila, Saeeda and Mumtaz with their acid burnt faces stand at stalls with a smile of hope that they would get some money for their treatment through this exhibition. All of them have been under treatment at Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) for the last three years. They stunned visitors with their awesome work.
Other stalls of exhibition consist of embroidered clothes, pottery, sculptures, arts and crafts and gift boxes etc. The exhibition will continue till Sunday evening and as people are showing keen interest in it, it is expected that participant artists would have a good debut. – INFN