More than 3,000 residents of the coastal city of Port Said on the northern tip of the Suez Canal have taken part in a group painting expressing how they saw their home town.
The painting stretched long on the promenade before the Shooting Club in Port Said’s touristic area, and painting brushes and colors were freely available for anyone cared to join. The event was aptly named “Louha Tegamaana”, A Painting Gathers Us. The painting ended up including scenes of sports, touristic, cultural, heritage, trade, fishing, shipping, and national features of Port Said.
The event is part of an initiative “Port Said Beyounana (Port Said through our eyes)” which started three years ago under the motto “Culture without walls and gardens without fences”. It was held under supervision of Port Said Governor, Major General Adel al-Ghadban; Secretary-General of the Governorate, Kamel Abu Zahra; and the initiator of the idea, Muhammed al-Dessouqi, cultural consultant to Port Said governorate. Participants in the painting included creative star artist Shadi Qatamesh and renowned photographer Sherif Ashour.
30 July 2019