Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Afkart: The Lebanese Designers' Christmas Exhibition

This Christmas, Afkart invites you into a world of creative artists and talented designers. From paintings to handicrafts to home and fashion accessories to handmade jewelry as well as edible art, you will be spoiled for choice! 
Come visit the AFKART Christmas Lebanese Designers’ Exhibition at BIEL HALL3 FROM 16 – 22 December 2011 from 4pm till 10pm. You can also taste the artistic delicacies at the artisan food section and buy original Christmas gifts.

There is also a section especially designed to keep your kids entertained while you shop! Children can choose from several artistic activities including painting, cookie-decorating and sculpting.
Organized by Beirut Association for Social Development, a non-profit founded in 1998, AFKART is a large-scale arts & crafts yearly exhibition. Its main objectiveis to encourage and reveal talented artists, painters, crafts people and designers, in addition to creating jobs opportunities. Its programs target social, economical, cultural and educational problems. BASD's mission is dedicated to improve the quality of life and to help all people realize their fullest potential through development of the spirit, mind and body.
BASD Cultural Center welcomes creative artists originating from different fields, whose work is original and non commercial, giving them the opportunity to meet and interact with the public in select spaces. In exhibitions, visitors come to discover unique gift ideas from exhibitors such as designers, fine artists, sculptors, craft artisans, fashion and accessories designers and more. Creative items that aren't available on the common market. 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Online Art Courses

We just came across these interesting websites for the new artists to learn how to paint and draw from home... complete with online courses, videos, e-newsletters and e-magazine.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Raymonda Adib: "everything is a walking art form"

Raymonda Adib, the artist
Lebanese, I am a new soul digging my way into this path. I started out at an early age dealing with colors without any idea of what I am doing. After studies in philosophy, psychology and literature I’m now studying fine arts at the Lebanese University, majoring in visual arts.

I am also very interested in ancient languages, human roots and facial characters: Notes on the anatomy and studies of movement, Archaeology (basics information in history to some methods in prospecting, mining, analysis, restoration), philosophy and art history studies painting / drawing / sketching in all materials and many techniques for all kind of styles i.e. Arabic calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, mosaics, print-making, photography, graphic design,… 

During my random period I executed many projects in paintings for books and music i.e. Australien singer Ingrid Oram, and Dutch singer Anneke van Giersbergen’s (album covers, festivals & concerts brochures)... 

I believe that everything is “Walking Art form” if we just know where to look. 
Until this time I am unable to say where I stand as my eyes and hands are always diving in new concepts!

Raymonda is newest artist:

a soul study of stillness & movement
self freedom control
when she ate that apple