By a Correspondent
Fayoum Art Center was founded by the Egyptian artist, Mohamed Abla in 2006, and the idea of the Art Center was inspired by the International Summer Academy in Salzburg, where Abla teaches.
The Art Center is a place for artists to meet and get involved in workshops, with an exhibition hall to support and exhibit art work and an Art library as well.
Nostalgia057 by Mohamed Abla | Courtesy: A212.com
The center is located by Lake Qarun in Fayoum, which is one hour away from Cairo. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains, sand dunes and palm trees, close to the Waterfalls –“Wadi El Rayan” and “Wadi Hetan” (The Whale Valley), which are very inspiring to artists.
The Academy is an open gate for exchange of culture and experience, on a common artistic ground for collaboration and interaction - to develop ideas without any barriers; it is a new experience and observation of social, cultural and artistic attitudes.
This makes it an expanded studio for the artists to explore within the context of the place, in collaboration with the environment – experimentation and interaction with other artists and the environment.
The Winter Academy starts on the 1st of February till 15th of March, 2011.
Untitled by Mohamed Abla | Courtesy: A212.com
It lasts for six weeks. During these six weeks there is an opportunity to visit many of the tourist sites in Fayoum and Cairo, as well as, exhibitions and lectures by prominent Artists from around the world, this year we have:
Mohamed Abla (Egypt) Painting
John O'carrol (England) Old Master Techniques
Hany Rashed (Egypt) Mono-Print
Tavia La Follette (USA) Performance Art, installation and puppets designs
Gary Huck (USA) Cartoon in different graphic medium
Petr Beranek (Switzerland) Gum Print
Kaso Kanala (Slovakia) Cartoon
Martin Kanala (Slovakia) Cartoon
Two students get a Scholarship to Salzburg every year.
Courses are for free, Artists only pay for their Transportation to Fayoum and Full accommodation in the academy which is 25 Euro per day for (accommodation and meals).
To get the application visit our website: www.fayoumartcenter.com
And then send it to our e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
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