Women’s Peak Performance Summit Exhibition

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The Annual International Women’s Peak Performance Summit, organized by two wonderful women Anna Heystek and Julie Lewis; hosted by the Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara, in Abu Dhabi, endorsed by the Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau and brought to you by Esc@pe Events. The Summit welcomes both women and men who believe in the power of investing in their personal development and enjoy connecting with a diverse multi-national group of pro-active individuals. This high energy Summit was totally interactive and feature 7 powerful master classes to cover 7 peaks led by experienced professionals in their given field. The Seven Peaks are: Finance, Career, Physical, Spiritual, Mental, Social and Environment.

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ZeeArts Community presented 15 women artists coming from different part of the world with different experience to exhibit their stories through an art exhibition during the summit; with the honorary international Emirati artist Fatma Lootha with a remarkable talent, Tahira Fida from Oman, Jamila Al- Ansari from Qatar, the artist of the year 2016 Zaahirah Muthy, the awarded artist Ruzisa Simonic, the international artist Angelika Dahlhaus from Germany followed by other local artists, Gihan Fawzy, Asha Lewis, Dalia Adel, Seren Khalaf, Farnaz Faridfar, Amal Serhan, Naureen Usmani, Zainab Elazzazy, Shiba Khan and the artist calligrapher Ria Sharma.

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World Art Dubai 2016

 

DSC_5600.jpgZaahirah Muthy, the artist activist uses her feet to paint graciously on two master piece canvas during the 2nd Edition of World Art Dubai at Dubai World Trade Center. The Power of freedom was the theme of her public show. Not content solely with painting in her studio, however, Zaahirah also takes his art to the people with live painting performances at upscale events in order to support a community cause

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She passionately curated the show together with a live music. The outfit was inspired by the exotic island from where she come from. The first Canvas was painted with the vivid fuchsia colors, showing feminine side with bright abstract orange line. This color represents compassion, nurturing and love. It relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing.

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Day 2, My blue world was at the helm, Zaahirah is known for her Blue collection since 2015. Her feet pleasantly dance on the white canvas splashing different tones of the blue to create the effect of textures.

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World Art Dubai Connect global artists and galleries with Dubai’s international community of passionate art lover and collectors, World Art Dubai 2016 showcase an impressive global collection of more than 3,000 paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs and much more ranging

Featuring fresh, contemporary and accessible pieces from new and established artists and galleries, this four-day extravaganza boast an expanded programme of engaging educational sessions, cultural activities, Live Feet Painting and world-class entertainment.

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Arty Mauritius Independence Day

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ZeeArts Community- MAURITIUS in collaboration with Super U-Flacq- Flacq Coeur de Ville team up to organize an Arty festival to celebrate the Mauritius Independence Day, where we brought Mauritian artists painters and sculptors from different corner of the island through diverse categories including aspiring children artists, emerging artists and renown Mauritian artists to celebrate the independence day as a first initiative of ZeeArts-Mauritius. The visitors of Super U, took the pride to stop and interact with the artists where they  had the opportunity to experience the artists painting live. It was indeed an electrifying day where the artists were buzzing  like rain droplet everywhere at Super U which was indeed transform to an art studio and later on typical Mauritian gallery.

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The known history of Mauritius begins with its discovery by Arabs, followed by Europeans and its appearance on maps in the early 16th century. Mauritius was successively colonized by the Dutch, the French and the British, and became independent in 1968. In 2016, Mauritian artists celebrate and pay tribute to the beautiful island by playing with the four Mauritian flag colors (red, blue, yellow and green)

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We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all our sponsors, Super U Flacq, Flacq Coeur de Ville, Status and Super Printing for their significant support. Our special thanks to all the participants  and the ZeeArts- Mauritius team for making this event a great success.

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International Women’s Day 2016

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ZeeArts Community celebrates Women’s Day by gathering beautiful women coming from various cultures and different part of the world with diverse profession through an arty live painting to celebrate womanhood at Zabeel Park, a mesmerizing garden in Dubai; Yet the theme this year is to #Pledge for Parity and we decided that our #pledge  is dedicated for something that is deep to us on a personal level and ultimately expressing our pledge on the white canvas through creativity. This initiative has created a significant impact as we brought both women artists while others never touch a brush since years. The interaction between them enable us to share our experiences through a mutual understanding and dialogue.

IMG_2739As we were painting live in a public garden, we had visitors who was curious and stop by to appreciate the arts. It was a memorable and different afternoon for all of us. Congratulation to all those wonderful women…Happy Women’s Day not for a day but everyday.

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Artist of the Year 2016-Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts

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Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and member of the Supreme Council of the UAE; Al Qasimi Foundation organized the 4th Annual Ral Al Khaimah Art Festival on 19th to 25th February in Ras Al Khaimah and bring 76 local and International artists together. The event was opening with a glittering red carpet at Bayan Tree Al Wadi on 19th Feb where eminent personalities of Ras Al Khaimah attended and followed by the Film Screen and Award Ceremony on 20th at RAK Chamber of Commerce with an Exhibition at the RAK museum till 25th February.

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Zaahirah Muthy, a Mauritian artist activist and Founder of ZeeArts ommunity enter the registration process and submit her work for the first time. She attended the glamourous Red Carpet without knowing that she will be the winner. During the Award night, to her great bewilderment she won the ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016 from the hand of the Director of Al Qasimi Foundation Mr. Suqrat Abdulla Besher and the Ms Aisha Abdullah the Emirati Film maker.

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Name of the awardees in each category

The best documentary film of the year – Al Basta by Mohammed Al Hamadi

The narrative film of the year – A Very Private Place by Jamal Al Ghailan

The artist of the year award – Zaahirah Muthy an artist activist

The most inspiring artist award – Eileen van der Merwe

The photographer of the year- Jeff Topping

The most inspiriting photographer – Aissa  Mammasse

The most inspiring sculpture artist award- RuzicaSimonic

The inspiriting student of the year award – ObaidZaif Al Zaabi

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The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research was established in 2009 to aid in the social, cultural, and economic development of Ras Al Khaimah, a northern emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Established through Emiri decree, the Foundation is considered a non-profit, quasi-governmental organization and is the visionary initiative of Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah. His Highness places great value on education and research, and the Al Qasimi Foundation was created to generate a world-class body of research on Ras Al Khaimah and the broader UAE region, develop local capacity in the public sector, and engage the community in its work.

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Artistic and Cultural Retreat UAE-OMAN

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ZeeArts Community from UAE in collaboration with Liwa Art Hub and Paragon Arts from Oman, joined hands to bring the 2nd edition of Artistic Exchange Retreat between two neighboring countries UAE and Oman from Thursday 28th to 30th January this year.

The strategic concept is aimed at bringing the artists from UAE and Oman together to help promote the cross-cultural exchange of art, values and to understand its relevance
On the evening of 28th January 10 artists from Oman and 15 artists from Dubai set out for the most unforgettable journey to Liwa Art Hub. Exotic Liwa has long been a favorite destination and inspiration for countless literary, visual and performing artists and thinkers.

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Next day morning the artists were taken for Liwa walks. The majesty and silence of the sand dunes were incredibly captivating. After a great photo shoot in the desert backdrop the artists were served with a very authentic local breakfast on red carpet. The liwa walks were followed by a panel discussion between esteemed Omani artist Mr. Anwar Sonya, esteemed Emirati artist Mr. Khalil Abdulwahid and the founder of Zee Arts Community, Ms Zaahirah Zabeen Muthy. The artists then participated in a very informative workshop on artists biography by a renowned fellow artist Kasia. Brimming with creativity all the artists then headed towards the studio and got indulged in the world of paints and galore. The entire evening Liwa Art Hub was oozing with art and passion towards art.

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The rendezvous with art continued in the next day morning after the breakfast. And finally the exemplary event came to an end with a wonderful exhibition set by the artists and certificate distribution by Ms Zaahirah and the owner and founder of Liwa Art Hub Mr. Ahmed Al Yafei. The whole event ushered into the endless possibilities of human art and culture across the geographical borders.

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Zaahirah quoted: ‘The vision of ZeeArts Community is to Connect artists to Create Community and Celebrate Arts. It has been a significant retreat to bring an added value in the life of the artists; the Artistic and Cultural Retreat is at its 2nd edition, the event have enhanced artists relationship between UAE and OMAN. This exchange retreat was definitely a memorable and unique experience for each participating artist. I deeply believe in the empowerment of artists through a constructive approach by sharing, dialogue in a friendly environment’.
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International Migrants Day at Dubai International Arts Centre

Jan D’Sa takes part in the International Migrants Day,  that is commemorated in Dubai at DIAC. Artists ZeeArts Community painted amazing work.

Source: International Migrants Day at Dubai International Arts Centre

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