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Bahrain Businesswomen's Society Hosts "Entilaq 2" Art Exhibition Highlighting Local Talent

TDT | Manama     

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

Report by Zahra Ayaz

The Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society hosted the grand opening of its second art exhibition, “Entilaq 2”, yesterday at the Safeya Ali Kanoo Hub for Arts and Handicrafts.

The exhibition, which will run until May 31st from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, was honoured by Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa Bin Duaji Al Khalifa, the Director General of the Institute of Public Administration.

The Daily Tribune spoke to several Bahraini artists showcasing their diverse range of talents and passions at the exhibition.

Love for nature

Noor Alsairafi, whose work is deeply rooted in a love for nature, shared her inspiration: “I was initially inspired by the transparency and delicacy of butterflies, and I explored the intricate patterns, vibrant colors and ethereal quality that they possess.”

Noor’s art aims to create a connection between the viewer and the natural world, and she has participated in numerous exhibitions both within Bahrain and abroad.

Unique artistic technique

Badriya Abdulrahman discussed her unique artistic techniques, blending acrylic paint with coffee and adding stones and golden leaves to her horse paintings, which can take over 50 hours to complete.

She also showcased a piece made entirely of pure leather, which required 17 hours of meticulous work.

“I believe art is a way to release stress and of course I love art, I have been doing painting since childhood as well as teaching children how to paint.”

Acrylic paints

Nadia Al Moosa, who prefers working with acrylic paints, focused her art on nature, landscapes, and the traditional colorful glass windows and doors found in Bahraini homes in the past.

“It doesn’t take much time for me, but sometimes it takes more time, it depends on the artist’s mood as well,” she explained.

Thought-provoking painting

Latifa Al Shaikh presented a thought-provoking painting that “speaks about the journey of humans, the piece is a fifty-five question, it shows all the chemistry of thoughts and feelings that goes inside the head of the people which is a very powerful element of the body.”

Al Shaikh has been practicing art since the age of 12 and believes it is a powerful tool for relieving stress and escaping the chaos of daily life.

The “Entilaq 2” exhibition is the second event organised by the Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society, following the success of their inaugural event.

Organisers are confident that this year’s showcase will also be well-received by the public, providing a platform for local artistic talent to shine.