Lahore : The holy month of Ramadan is one of the most sacred and celebrated month in our country. The Lahore Arts Council strongly felt to celebrate this religiously through activities to promote our religious beliefs and culture. In order to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan Mubarak with full zeal and spirit, the Lahore Arts Council (Alhamra) organized a painting calligraphy exhibition titled, “Khat Art” in Alhamra Art Gallery at Alhmara Art Center, Mall road, Lahore which they are doing consecutively for last three years.
Dr. Akhtar Malik ,Provincial Minister for Energy inaugurated the exhibition and appreciated the efforts of artists in the presences of Executive Director, Lahore Arts Council. It included works of traditional and contemporary artist from the field of calligraphy in various styles and scripts were exhibited in this exhibition. Artists have managed to give a diverse and unique experience to the viewers through this exhibition.
On the opening ceremony Executive Director, Ather Ali Khan shared his views “Calligraphy is the most powerful art form for highlighting the brilliance of the written word with illumination.
This form of art dates backs to thousands of years and artists have managed to bring innovation in this form of art with the passage of time which was very much visible in this exhibition. Through these exhibitions Alhamra aspires to bring more opportunities and such platforms to the local calligraphers of other cities to get their skills recognized and appreciated.
In the continuation of this exhibition, we planned a calligraphy workshop in the next month to teach our youth the skill of calligraphy.” Artists from the field of calligraphy were given an opportunity to submit their artworks till 13th May, 2019 with no limitation on size and medium. Alhamra has received 280 artworks submitted by 145 artists that were displayed in the gallery, artworks in various medium including mixed media, pen and ink, oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, drawings, wood work, collage and reliefs. Alhamra received artworks from Islamabad, Lahore, Sahiwal, Karachi, Jamshoro, Sheikhpura, Faisalabad, Narowal, Okara, Gujrat, Kasur and Gujranwala.
The exhibition will remain open till 24th May, 2019 and is open for general public to visit and admire the artworks.