THE WALK OF LIFE: YOUR PERSPECTIVES AN ART EXHIBITION BY INSPIRING KHAN SISTERS

(Saju Nair - Dubai) In continuation to my report on "The Walk of Life" published on 4th September 2019, the well-known Khan Sisters, Shiba Khan and Farah Khan, has yet again entrusted their prominence in the art world with their professional curation. Giving a shout-out to the community on the importance of tolerance, Funun had set a great example by involving individuals from various paths of life in this successful exhibition and this sincere gesture generated innumerable appreciation from the art community. Happiness and pure joy were visible on the participants as the visitors engaged with them to appreciate and to know more about their artworks and their life stories.

Funun is a nonprofit organization that engages in identifying, nurturing and promoting artists and art enthusiasts on a global platform by providing all necessary tools and support to give wings to their dreams, to paint their imaginations, to play fearlessly with colors and to be admired by the community.

Being an active art gallery in hosting various events throughout the calendar days, Funun under the able leadership of Shiba Khan and Farah Khan have gained acceptance in The United Arab Emirates and abroad by their phenomenal capabilities in organizing art gatherings at different venues involving artists from across the globe.

Can anyone be an artist and will they get a platform to perform? Funun with their splendid art exhibition "The Walk of life" has given an answer to the society that 'YES'- anyone can be a part along with the artists and masters. The participants of this exhibition ranged from the blue-collar jobs, professionals to the entrepreneurs. The art world experienced a unique sensation as aspiring commoners interacted with prominent artist and invited dignitaries, and this event shattered the false thoughts that only professionals can make art, this event proved that all it takes is a dream and a will to achieve great heights as everyone was brought together in the name of art, irrespective of their social backgrounds.

IRC gallery under the leadership of Dr. Ahmed ElSerafi in collaboration with Funun arts hosted a magnificent show which has broken false barriers and echoed the beauty of Tolerance. The amazing support from Mr. Ihsan Khateeb has enhanced the event manifold and has taken the art world by a subtle surprise.

Participating artists with Chief Guest and other invited dignitaries
Participating artists with Chief Guest and other invited dignitaries

"The Walk of Life" was inaugurated by the honorable chief guest Mohammed Yusef who is also a Fine Art Professor at Sharjah Fine Art College, in the presence of Ms. Sultana Farouq Kazim, Representative and Coordinator for the Museum of America's, Eminent Emirati Artist Ahmed Rukni, well known Calligraphy artist Aslam Noor and other invited dignitaries, artist and art enthusiasts.

Artworks displayed at IRC Gallery
Artworks displayed at IRC Gallery

IRC gallery is ornamented with splendid creations by unique and fabulous artist. Art enthusiasts were indeed fortunate to experience a wide range of creations in different styles as the magnificent acrylic paintings surprised the onlookers while the magical creations with the spatula held the visitors gaze in a blissful trance and an urge to learn more about the story and to experience the inspiring imaginations of the creators. Beautiful oil paintings witnessed the soothing emotions of the visitors while the incredible sketches in Charcoal surprised the gatherings.

From left Shiba Khan, Farah Khan, Mohammed Yusef, Dr. Ahmed ElSerafi
From left Shiba Khan, Farah Khan, Mohammed Yusef, Dr. Ahmed ElSerafi


Photographs exhibited stood stupendous as the moment captured with the lens astonished the visitors which also brings to mind the famous quote by Ralph Hattersley, who was an American photographic educator, commentator, journalist and photographer.

"We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us."

Indeed, the captures which were exhibited was truly nostalgic and more over the subjects were from our daily lives which gave the visitors an opportunity to connect to them in a deeper and personal sense.

Artist along with Ms. Sultana Farouq Kazim
Artist along with Ms. Sultana Farouq Kazim

The artists who had surprised the art enthusiasts with their stunning creations were (UAE) Ahmed Rukni (India) Anjini Prakash Laitu, Ahsan Khan, Farah Khan, Jyoti Sethi, Lavanya Varma, Nafisa Syed, Shiba Khan, Saima Hasan, Sumedha Ramdev Goel, Sonal Purohit, Shilpa Abiraj Vandana Chaudhary, (Pakistan) Bilal Siddiqui, Imran Manzoor, Rubab Zahra, Syed Hassan Pasha (SriLanka) Fatima Nazrima (Syria) Jamal Khadou, (Philippines) Joel Borja, Victoria Heath (Poland) Mary Nova, (Egypt) Salma ElSerafi.

Moment from the event
Moment from the event

This exhibition also featured the artworks created during the live painting on 7th of September at the same venue by Kripa Raj, Shazia Noor, Blessy Thomas, John Ivan Faustino, Ashraf Abdel Latif, Mohammed Huzaifa Khan, King Brown, Kader Kareem, Remaashish and Ismail Hoque. We at Televisionario2 congratulate them for coming up to the front line and salute the courage which has produced impressive art works.

Moment from the event
Moment from the event


Exhibition also endorsed the successful participation of budding artists Ayaan Khan, Huzaifa Khan and Varsha Saju Nair, who have gifted the onlookers a jaw dropping experience. These budding artists have been widely admired as the creations of these young hands inspired the art enthusiast to own their creations which was indeed a proud moment for the young minds.

From left Huzaifa Khan, Varsha Saju Nair and Ayaan Khan
From left Huzaifa Khan, Varsha Saju Nair and Ayaan Khan

Shiba Khan, founder of Funun arts and curator of this magical evening says "I believe that Live your truth, express your love, share your enthusiasm, take action towards your dreams, walk your talk, Dance and sing to your music, embrace your blessings and make today worth remembering. No one saves us but ourselves, no one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

What right have we to carry our desperate mouths up mountains or into deserts? Do we want to taste rock and sand or do we expect to make impossible poems from space and silence? The vastness at least reminds us how tiny we are, and how much we don't yet understand. We are mere babies in the universe, all brothers and sisters in the nursery together. We had better learn to play nicely before we're allowed out. And we want to go out, don't we? ...Into the distant humming welcoming darkness.

Respect and enjoy every moment of your walk of life. This exhibition has been a milestone for us with the grace of Allah and support of artists and art lovers we really achieved the motive behind this exhibition and we promise we will keep in serving the society and bring in light to this faded part of society through art exhibitions as art is the best way to express".

"There are so many different walks of life, so many different personalities in the world. And no longer do you have to be a chameleon and try and adapt to that environment - you can truly be yourself, do what makes you happy & what gives you peace of mind.

Through this art exhibition "THE WALK OF LIFE", we tried to bring people from every walk of life on one platform. There were some who had never painted a canvas & came up with such enthusiasm and painted. I just want to say that,

always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will". says Farah Khan - Creative designer of Funun Arts

An evening where each of the participants and visitors cherished the fabulous gathering spreading a message of equality as The United Arab Emirates celebrates 2019 as the "Year of Tolerance".

Televisonario2 is privileged to be the official media partner for the events organized by Funun and we tender all our best wishes and appeal the community to visit and experience "The Walk of Life" at IRC gallery, Sharjah. The exhibition is open for the public till 30th September 2019.

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Cheers!