Sharjah: The “Luminous Letters” art exhibition by internationally recognized Emirati artist and calligrapher Mr. Mohammed Mandi at the Sharjah Calligraphy Museum was recently honoured by the visit of the Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi.
Sheikha Hoor bint Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, President of Sharjah Art Foundation, Sheikha Nawar bint Ahmed Al Qasimi, Director of Sharjah Art Foundation, Mr. Abdulrahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, Mr. Mohamed Obaid Al Zaabi, Chairman of Department of Protocol and Hospitality, and Ms. Manal Ataya, Director General of Sharjah Museums Authority were the high-profile officials who welcomed His Highness at the site.
The exhibition, which runs until December 4, honours Mr. Mohammed Mandi and his creative works that were inspired by the Emirati environment between the past and the present.
Quotes of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah were also on display at the art exhibition.
Mr. Mohammed Mandi who accompanied His Highness during his tour of the exhibition halls, briefed the Ruler of Sharjah on the exhibited works, highlighting their artistic significance that reflected his vision and inspiration from national sayings and occasions, among other influences.
The art exhibition conveys Mandi’s journey of passion for calligraphy and art through his teaching of calligraphy and the implementation of a number of works that testify to his achievements, including designing texts for the outer cover of the Emirati passport, and writings from the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Apart from the various workshops on calligraphy and design, the event will also host accompanying programmes and events including a live virtual meeting with artist Mohammed Mandi.
Born in 1953, Mr. Mohammed Mandi began his artistic career in the year 1975.