ZeeArts Community in collaboration with The Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers, launched the Little Picasso – Charity Art Project to support Senses Residential and Day Care Centre for Special Needs.
More than 20 artists activist from ZeeArts Community gathered for four art atelier with 15 special needs children from Senses every Saturday morning during the month of May to mentor and paint together under the theme of Love, Kindness, Honesty, Generosity and Gratitude with the aiming to raise funds for Senses Centre where more than 45 masterpieces will be displayed for sale in the prestigious Pullman Dubai JLT hotel lobby during the holy month of Ramadan with an official launch of “Little Picasso” Art Exhibition held on Wednesday, 8 June 2016.
This exhibition showcases children’s art pieces discovered during their experiments with colours, drawing, imagination and movement. In these art sessions, the little artists were able to create dramatic images, telling a story that is uniquely their own. The results of their work often surprised even the mentor artists themselves. “It is the most effective route to increase self-awareness and give a powerful voice that allows others to discover the creativity within each child.” said one of the art activist, ‘Manisha Gaur ’ . The artists involved in these sessions found themselves overwhelmed and enlightened. The entire atmosphere was brimming with affection, warmth, compassion, love and connectivity. Not just the paintings but new relationships were also made.
he Activist-Artist, the head of ZeeArts Community, Ms. Zaahirah Muthy said: “Ramadan resonates with universal values. This momentous month makes people conscientious about the way they treat others and reminds them of the significance of making sacrifices and putting others before themselves. It is about being responsible and contributing to the overall good of society. Which we believe we did successfully in collaboration with Pullman Dubai JLT and wrapped up this beautiful project.”
Commenting on the Little Picasso initiative, Mr. Fadeel Wehbe, the General Manager of Pullman Dubai JLT said: “Weare thrilled to be part of this initiative,giving back to the community and supporting Senses in an interactive manner. I would like to commend the volunteer-artists who joinedus for this project -for their support and willingness to make a difference in these children’s lives. We at Pullman will strive to ensure that the Little Picassoproject will be held annually as part of our brands promise to support local art.”
Khalil Abdulwahed, International relationship Manager from Dubai Culture and Arts Authority quoted: it is with great pleasure that I am associating myself as an Emirati artist to the Little Picasso Charity project, during this holy month of Ramadan.
This is such a beautiful initiative of ZeeArts Community to involve local artists to engage with special needs children. I would like to highlight the hard work and dedication of Zaahirah Muthy, the founder of ZeeArts Community for being herself an artist and acting as a role model to encourage others to give back to the community. The best part of this project is a vivid model, on how Arts is making a difference in the life of people through expressing creativity, emotions, and build a friendly relationship.
In this initiative to honor diversity, and to celebrate holy month of Ramadan, the ZeeArts Community in collaboration with the Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers hosted the opening of the Little Picasso exhibition a mega event was followed by a scrumptious Iftar gathering for all the artists and the children. The ambience of The Pullman Hotel JLT was warm, classy and relaxed. The guests were greeted with smile by the courteous and extremely competent hotel staff. Food was traditional but well varied, plentiful, delicious, beautifully displayed and very, very well executed. Lots of dishes with a vibrant spread awaited the guests.
The Paintings that are showcased in The Little Picasso Exhibition narrates the experience of joys, of creative exploration, discovery, fun, laughter and foundation of new relationships. Something precious that you would love to own.