A sip from rains: A calligraphy exhibit

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MAI AL ABRIA –

The Poetry Lab of Bait al Zubair held an exhibition of Arabic calligraphy entitled “A sip from rains” on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Royal Opera House.
The exhibition included a number of paintings which depicted Omani poetry surrounding praises for the Prophet Mohammed, PBUH.
The exhibition coincided with the artistic presentation of the poem “Al Burda” of Imam al Busiri, which is one of the most famous Arabic poem honouring the Prophet Mohammed.
The exhibition was launched by Dr. Khalid al Saeedi, Secretary General of the State Council, and was attended and participated by a number of poets and fans of fine arts.
The poet Khalid al Mamari, a member at the Poetry Lab, in his speech, said that this mixture between art and calligraphy helps in the documentation of the poems and proves that poem can be built upon and can branch out to a different innovative art style.
The essence of the words combined with the art of calligraphy showed the beauty of the Omani poetry and helped attracting large segments of the society to this exhibition. Poets and calligraphers were keen to view the updates and techniques applied in the production of the paintings.
The Omani calligraphers who participated on the exhibition are Iman al Abria, Khalid al Rawahi, Zakaria al Rawahi, Sultan al Difaei, Issa al Mufarji, Mahmoud al Batashi, Manal al Ghidani and Hana al Hudaifi.
The sizes and techniques used varies which reflected the high skills of calligraphers who were selected winners at the Bait al Zubair calligraphy contest last December. A series of meetings were held with the calligraphers to explain the idea of the exhibition and to provide them with the poems.
The exhibition lasts for one week at the Opera Royal House, Opera Galleria.