The Higher Colleges of Technology’s Khalifa City Women’s College and Abu Dhabi Women’s College have unveiled their annual art shows.
“Creative Expressions 2012” features artworks of various media created by AD/KCWC students and staff. On display were fashion designs; paintings on glass and pottery; oil paintings on canvas; photographs, including some photos created using Adobe PhotoShop; paintings on silk; gift wrapping; wrapping of the Holy Quran; and handmade accessories and jewellery.
This year marked ADWC’s twelfth annual art show, while at KCWC it was the third annual exhibit.
Students, and a few staff members, have participated in regular extracurricular art classes throughout the academic year. Proud student-artists showcased some of their finest works at the exhibitions and told of the time and effort that went into them.
Mariam Abdulla, whose work, “Farm,” was her first oil painting ever, said, “I learned many things from my teacher, Miss Jina. I want to thank her for what she has taught me, and I advise others to work with her and take her class.”
For many students, coming to AD/KCWC has brought their first opportunity to study art with a qualified instructor. Spectators were particularly impressed by the skill students have demonstrated after less than a year of formal training.
At opening ceremonies at the two campuses, visitors and fellow students offered warm appreciation to the artists, many of whom who took time to stand near their works, welcoming viewers and answering questions.
One student artist declared, “I am happy to stand here and to see how people react to my painting. Some of my friends say they can’t believe that this is my work!”
Dr. Jace Hargis, AD/KCWC’s Director, extended his congratulations on the occasion of the exhibit. “Our students have shown great commitment, using their free time to create works which demonstrate both their artistic impulses and their consistent effort over a long time.”