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‘Brush and Colours’ Exhibition: More than Chocolates and Roses on Valentine’s Day

February 16, 2018

As Valentine’s Day is widely celebrated as an annual recognition and celebration of romance, Egyptian streets are often full of red balloons, red roses, cards everywhere and teddy bears looking outside a car window waiting to be delivered. However, the Zayed Academy for Training and Development (ZAT) celebrated February 14 in a different way bringing art closer to people as part of ‘Brush and Colours’ exhibition featuring works of art by both children and adults. In a vast room set for young participants and art lovers to showcase their work, varying sizes of canvases have shown beautiful artwork of trees, butterflies, birds and skies with different shades of colours popped with acrylic paints.   Artist and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Art Education Mohamed el-Meslemany led the opening of the exhibition that was followed by a group of children excited to show their artwork to their parents among other attendees who participated in the exhibition. “I’m optimistic to find people dedicated to learning. Some parents are committed to making their children develop their knowledge and interest in art […] how they care about the academy and are proud to their children’s…

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