Muscat: Works of more than 100 artists from Oman and elsewhere will be featured in an art exhibition by Dar Al Atta’a this week.
The exhibition titled “Tastar Oman” is part of the Dar Al Atta’a Let’s Read Programme and the Intercontinental Hotel.
Small pieces of artwork will be displayed anonymously and sold on a first come first served basis for OMR25 to 30 each.
The name of the artist will only be revealed upon purchase. There will also be a silent auction of original and limited-edition prints by well-known artists. All funds raised by the Tastar Oman incognito art exhibition will be used to purchase books for Maktabati, the mobile library programme.
The exhibition will be officially opened by Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Obaid Al Saidi, Minister of Health, on Tuesday, February 5, at 5pm at the Intercontinental Hotel.
The exhibition will continue from 5pm to 9pm on February 5 and on February 6 from 8am-8pm.
Jane Jaffer, chairperson of Let’s Read, said, “The exhibition will offer a vast number of artistic genres with diverse subjects including portraits, landscapes, still life, wildlife and geometric patterns in a variety of media such as oil, acrylic, water colours, charcoal, ink, paper cut, calligraphy, embroidery and photography.”
Participants include the following artists: David Webber, Alan Reed, Radhika Hamlai, Tarini Agarwal, Violet Astor, Bubbly Chowdry, Anna Dudchenko, Caty Cordahi, Karen Carpenter, Lynne Harkes, Pippa Edwards, Lesley Johnson, Sunny Shen, Debjani Bhardwaj, Kholoud Sabbak, Una Gibbons, Nadia Dalziel, Zahra Dawood, Asawari Deoras, Marie Landh, Mohamed Al Rawahi, Hana Sarhan, Rachel Eapen and many more.