Saturday, October 30, 2010

Dar Al Funoon opening

Abdel Rahim Sharif at Dar Al Funoon opening on Monday 1st of Nov. at 7 pmExhibition continues through 18th of November, 2010.

Abdulaziz W Al-Mudhaf exhibit

Gallery Tilal opening

Gallery Tilal invites you to view Shurooq Amin's Exhibition
On Monday, 1st November 2010 at 7pm
The exhibition continues through 11th November 2010.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Tuesday, October 26 at 9:00am - October 28 at 10:30pm
Gulf University for Science and Technology. Located in: Mishref, Kuwait


What is Nuqat?
Nuqat, firstly known as “Nuqat Ala Al Huroof”, started off with one objective in mind and that is “to develop arab creativity on all levels” be it in design, advertising, architecture, fashion, production and all the creative fields.
The first consortium occurred in May 2009 with a focus on Arabic branding and copywriting. This year, the 2010 edition is focusing on Visual Pollution, in which we are trying to integrate several graphic design and architecture disciplines together in the aim to move the bar one level up.

Lectures and Workshops:
With selective talented designers from around the Arab world, an exceptional panel will initiate the debate concerning the theme. To be later followed by workshops given by the speakers.

The event will also host an exhibition of talented local designers and a gallery for student’s work.

2010 Theme: Visual Pollution in the Arab WorldThe theme compliments our vision for this year’s Nuqat as it will create an open forum to discuss, exchange and debate the ideas revolving around the development of visual communication in the region.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Dar Al Funoon fund raising exhibition

Under the patronage of Mr. and Mrs. Abdul Muhsen Al Humeidhi

Join us at Dar Al Funoon to support the BACCH fund raising exhibition

Doors open on Wednesday 20th of October at 7pm sharp

The exhibition continues through Thursday 21st from 10am to 8pm

Small format artwork will be sold at KD50, KD100 and KD200

There will also be a silent auction for major works donated by Abdel Qader Al Rais, NJA Mehdaoui, Halim AlKarim, Karim Ghidinelly, Hamza Bounoua.

All the paintings must be sold. Do not miss this opportunity to acquire superb works for a fraction of their normal price while helping the BACCH hospice.

As 100% of the revenue goes to BACCH we will accept cash, cheques and cards, but please note that for card payments we will add 5% to cover the bank's service charge.

Sultan Gallery opening reception

The Sultan Gallery cordially invites you for the opening of 'Your Friends & Neighbors' - a solo exhibition by Jowhara Al Saud from the 19th of October until the 4th of November, 2010.

The reception will be held on the 19th October from 7 - 9 PM in the presence of the artist.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Sun Yat-sen, founding father of modern China, a view agreed upon by both Mainland China and Taiwan
‎The 99th anniversary of the success of the revolution!   Long live the ROC (the Republic of China)!!  革命成功九十九年紀念!中華民國萬歲!!

Double Ten Day is the national day of Taiwan and celebrates the start of the Wuchang Uprising of October 10, 1911, which led to the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in China and establishment of the Republic of China on January 1, 1912.  It is therefore designated by the government as the National Day of Celebration in Taiwan (ROC).   In the People's Republic of China (PRC) it is still celebrated as the anniversary of the Wuchang Uprising.

西元一九一一年十月 十日(即辛亥八月十九日) 革命軍發動武昌起義,此役不僅為中國政局開創新里程碑,也替中華民族翻開新頁,因此定每年的十月十日為「國慶日」。

Saturday, October 9, 2010

last chance to see 'veiled ramblings'

William Andersen, Global Brands Kids (Kuwait Series #1), 2010,
oil, ink & acrylic on digital print on canvas, 36 x 26 inches.

veiled ramblings William Andersen
contradictorily speaking Xiaohong Zhang

Side-by-side solo exhibitions

On view until October 10 at the James Watrous Gallery, side-by-side solo exhibitions by William Andersen and Xiaohong Zhang. 

Click on link for a review of 'veiled ramblings':  Exhibit lifts veil on Middle Eastern tradition

Here is the link to a radio interview (it is about 1/4th of the way into the recording):   radio interview

and a link to the gallery:  Wisconsin Academy : James Watrous Gallery

About the James Watrous Gallery 
The James Watrous Gallery is the premier gallery for Wisconsin visual art. A program of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, the James Watrous Gallery presents works by Wisconsin artists, Wisconsin art and craft history, works owned by Wisconsin collectors, and exhibitions that bridge the sciences, arts, and humanities. Our mission is to promote the visual arts in Wisconsin through quality exhibitions and related educational programs. For gallery hours and current exhibitions, please visit or call 608-265-2500.

The James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
221 State Street, Overture Center for the Arts, Third Floor - Madison, WI  53705

Phone: 608-265-2500 / Contact: Martha Glowacki, co-director

Hours: T/W/Th 11–5:00 pm, F/Sa 11–8:00 pm, Su 1–5:00 pm, M closed

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Running a Gallery on a Shoestring Budget

click the link above or below to read... pretty damn funny...  guest blog on 'art : 21' Milwaukee's own Mike Brenner...  and to think we were going to those openings at Hotcakes to get the free beer and he was suffering so much!?!!

Running a Gallery on a Shoestring Budget

exhibit opening at Dar Al Funoon

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Exhibit lifts veil on Middle Eastern tradition

Click on link above or below to read Lindsay Christian's review of my exhibition, "veiled ramblings" in 77 Square. The exhibit is still up at the JAMES WATROUS GALLERY until October 10 so catch it if you can...

Exhibit lifts veil on Middle Eastern tradition