A tribute was paid to Bahraini women, for their dedication and artistic contributions to their country’s cultural life.
Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim, wife of the King, and President of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), hailed the women’s efforts to enrich cultural life through artworks that reflect Bahrain’s deep-rooted civilisation.
This came as she opened an art show, at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Paris, France, under the theme “Women in the eyes of Bahraini Artists.”
The expo was prepared by Louise Emilie, in cooperation with Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA). The opening ceremony was attended by UNESCO director-general, Irina Bokova, diplomats, media personalities, culture and art figures.
Princess Sabeeka stressed the importance of holding artistic shows in overseas countries, to project Bahrain’s civilised image and development strides.
She lauded Bahraini women artists, who showcase their works that reflect intellectual and cultural openness, while remaining committed to their national art school.
Princess Sabeeka toured the expo, which will run until Sept 15, showcasing the artworks of Balqees Fakhro, Mariam Fakhro, Ghada Khonji, Mariam Hajji and Mai Al-Moataz.
BACA President, Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa, stressed the importance of the expo, which reveals Bahrain’s art potential to the world.
She paid tribute to Princess Sabeeka, for encouraging cultural events which promote Bahraini artists and bring their works to the limelight.
Source: NAM News Network