Alexandria’s Arkan Cultural Centre has held it’s 18th edition of “Art without walls”, an open-air art exhibition at St Mark’s Pro-Cathedral in Downtown, Alexandria. The exhibition was sponsored by The Very Reverend Dr Samy Fawzy Shehata, Dean of St Mark’s Pro-Cathedral Alexandria and Bishop of North Africa.
This edition featured new department for ‘open microphone’ aiming at creating extra space for fresh artistic skills and energies. This apart from the great gathering of young artists, hand makers and other prominent micro projects.
Participating this year was Alexandria’s Aviation Club which hoped to promote its youth flying activities. Likewise, the English Club of Alexandria University was keen to attract young artists to apply for English language courses.
Nader Wanees Abdel-Malak, Director-General of Arkan, told Watani that: “Despite of the pain of the Coptic Church on account of the terror shooting on 2 November that claimed seven lives, we insisted on holding the exhibition. We should fight terrorism with art and beauty, praying that the Lord keeps our beloved Egypt safe and sound.”
Based at St Mark’s Pro-Cathedral in downtown Alexandria, the Arkan Centre is a place where Egyptian young people from all sectors of the community, both Christian and Muslim, come together and create art. The centre supports talented young artists by providing facilities for producing and displaying youth artwork, and cultural and artistic workshops.
13 November 2018