Sharjah / Emirates Business
Art enthusiasts in the UAE are being treated to a new exhibition that has just opened to the public at Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC). Titled â€˜Thoughtsâ€™ the work from Jordanian conceptual artist Sana Al Jefout was displayed at Noon Art Gallery in the clubâ€™s Collage Talent Centre.
Featuring expressionist paintings that use architectural structures, formations and human groups in a distinctive harmony of shape and colour, the exhibition is both showcasing the talents of Al Jefout and highlighting SLCâ€™s expertise in promoting cultural events.
â€˜Idea Revelationâ€™ was opened by Khawla Al Serkal, Director General of SLC, who was accompanied by Abeer Shokeer, wife of the Jordan Ambassador of to the UAE; Alya Al Harmoudi, Head of Business Management at SLC; Doaa Al Muhri, Head of Corporate Communications at SLC and several directors and managers of SLCâ€™s various departments. A number of Sharjahâ€™s art enthusiasts were also present at the inauguration.
â€œIn line with its vision to achieve cultural interaction at all levels, SLC is committed to opening the doors to all forms of collaboration and partnership with cultural and creative entities in the UAE and beyond. Sana Al Jefoutâ€™s exhibition is yet another achievement for Noon Art Gallery and is a result of its remarkable on-going efforts to discover artistic talent and to organise important cultural activities. Noon Art Gallery aims to achieve its objectives of providing emerging artists – especially women – with a platform to promote their art and reach wider horizons by hosting their work in open
exhibitions,â€ said Shaikha Al Suwaidi, Assistant manager of Collage Talent Centre.
â€œIn addition to holding exhibitions, Noon Art Gallery also organises a number of workshops and courses that are aimed at honing the talents of amateur artists and nurturing their skills to enable them to showcase their creativity at future events.
This aligns with our vision to instil a love of art in community members, as well as support and develop art in all its forms,â€ Shaikha Al Suwaidi added.
SLCâ€™s Collage Talent Center was established to be the perfect place for honing talents and nurturing skills. It offers a variety of art classes, including pottery and jewellery making, ceramic flower arrangement and drawing, as well as tuition in other artistic forms, such as ballet, piano, violin and language lessons, Quran teaching and cooking, etiquette, website design and photography workshops.
â€˜Thoughts exhibition features 40 expressionist portraits and still-life acrylic paintings on canvas and paper, with its artistic renderings displayed under the themes â€˜Placeâ€™ and â€˜Architecture.â€™ The exhibition reveals Al Jefoutâ€™s skill in harnessing the energy of colours, showing her talent in setting a striking colour balance by incorporating an array of palettes to create paintings that explore numerous personal, humanistic and aesthetic subject matters.
Established in 1982, SLC is a subsidiary of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, which is chaired by Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah.
The club is dedicated to facilitating leisure and educational activities for women and children, providing them with a relaxed and nurturing place where they can learn, enjoy sports and cultivate their favourite hobbies. SLC organises events that relate to society, art, health and charity, with its activities including bazaars, exhibitions, sports, seminars and forums.