STUDENTS OF REEM GALLERY MADE THEIR TEACHER PROUD WITH ASTOUNDING CREATIONS @THE CARTOON ART GALLERY, DUBAI

(Saju Nair - Dubai) What an impeccable style for students to express their sincere gratitude to their teachers who taught and inspired them to create splendid creations! The evening of 2nd November 2019 experienced the togetherness of students and teachers. Happiness, Excitement & astonishment were clearly visible as the emerging artists took the center stage and left the art enthusiasts in a state of awe while the proud parents stood tall enjoying and cherishing each and every moment of the evening.

Artists along with the chief guest and other invited dignitaries
Artists along with the chief guest and other invited dignitaries

The students of Reem Gallery were gifted an opportunity to showcase their creations at one of the best Gallery space in Dubai. Reem Gallery in coordination with The Cartoon Art Gallery staged an amazing art exhibition titled 'One Humanity' which unleashed 70 plus artworks created by students and the teacher himself. The quality of artworks displayed has really showcased the brilliance of their tutor and the commitment and passion of each students.

Jivan Hovhannisian, artist from Armenia who has been residing in The United Arab Emirates for last 25 years has established his prominence in the art industry as his creations are widely appreciated by the art community and the art enthusiasts. Having a huge fan base, Jivan's creations doesn't limit to any specific subject. Some of the beautiful artworks of the teacher himself have ornamented the walls of CAG enhancing the quality and beauty of the exhibition manifold and gifting a pride moment for the students to be an active participant along with their tutor.

'One Humanity' was also designed to celebrate the 'Year of Tolerance' and was therefore inaugurated by Mr. Yasser AlGargawi, Director of Programs and Partnership - Ministry of Tolerance, Chairman of Dubai National Theatre in the presence of Mr. Abdulla Al Mubarak, Mr. Ibrahim Juma, Dr. Najat Makki, Mr. Ahmed Rukni Al Awadhi, Mr. Peter Gressmann and other invited guests, artists and art enthusiasts. An amazing tutor and an artist by himself, Mr. Jivan Hovhannisian unleased a beautiful portrait of chief guest and surprised the gathering with his amazing creation.

Artist Jivan Hovhannisian presented his creation to Mr. Yasser AlGargawi
Artist Jivan Hovhannisian presented his creation to Mr. Yasser AlGargawi
Moment from the event
Moment from the event

CAG welcomed the visitors with an amazing artwork from the founder of Reem Gallery and the curator of the event Rafah Abdulrazzak. A perfect blend to the title 'One Humanity', she has portrayed the moments of happiness within her family itself - a beautiful and simple moment of a new born baby clasping her father's finger. Witnessing this spectacle of pure happiness, Rafah couldn't resist from taking a picture to cherish that moment and later found herself being driven to recreate this little bundle of joy in her unique style using smooth and aesthetic oil paints. Her artwork was intricately detailed yet not too sharp, it was a cascade of various emotions felt by new parents, those of happiness and innocent tears of joy. When gazing upon her work, one found it difficult to suppress the growing smile on one's face and would often find himself lost in the flowing beauty of this simple and mundane work of art.

Moment of event
Moment of event

The artworks displayed were of different mediums in vivid styles using vibrant colors, be it the beautiful portraits in abstract and realism which has gifted a magical experience to the onlookers while the stunning abstract creations of landscapes and the elegant portrayal of horses & reindeers have stunned the visitors. The recreation of the legendary artist Pablo Picaso's work, that comes in the blue series, by a 15-year-old student enthralled the visitors while the invited dignitaries and the art enthusiasts happily congratulate the youngest participant for her elegant creations.

As told, the passionate teachers took the responsibilities to mold the students according to their interest giving equal importance to all of them. The quality of creations showcased has indeed justified the professional approach, commitment and dedication of Jivan Hovhannisian while the capability of curating a brilliant evening by Rafah Abdulrazzak has once again entrusted her eminence in the art industry when CAG open their doors for 'One Humanity'. Commendable efforts laid by CAG Gallery Manager Mrinmay Sebastian to organize such a memorable event was applauded by the artists and the visitors.

The youngest participating artist Alma Ghazal from Syria along with her proud parents and invited dignitaries
The youngest participating artist Alma Ghazal from Syria along with her proud parents and invited dignitaries

Mr. Peter Gressman, Art critic / Art Historian/ Curator & founder of artforumuae was impressed with the beautiful recreation of Pablo Picasso's blue period work by the 15-year-old Rand Anas Aldao from Syria. The Mix of colors and the beautiful textures incorporated, attracted visitors and appreciations was poured onto this extremely talented young artist.

Ahmed Rukni Al Awadhi, Eminent Emirati artist and one among the invited guests for the event says "I am really thankful for the invite to attend this event and excited to see beautiful paintings. It's really a great experience to meet a lot of new faces here and I am convinced with the beautiful artworks as each and every artist have been successful in expressing their unique style in each of their creations. I would also like to congratulate Rafah & Jivan for gifting such brilliant artists and Mrinmay for hosting a wonderful show. If you should have noticed it is very difficult to find the best among the exhibited works as each painting is unique and portrayed in the best way. Congratulations to participating artists and all my best wishes for a successful artistic career."

The art collections here in CAG are magnificent and moreover heartwarming to realize that most of the artists are first time participants in an exhibition. These students have created such splendid artworks in striking colors and mastered techniques which has surprised the visitors. A highly-recommended exhibition and we request the community to visit CAG to experience these astounding creations and to support the upcoming talents.

We at Televisonario2 extend our best wishes to all participating artists and sincerely hope that in near future, some of the great talents from this exhibition will surely entrust their prominence in the art world.

Cheers!