Dutch Artists to hold second Autism event
Dubai, June 18, 2012
Dutch Artists for Dubai Autism, an annual charity exhibition, will be held for the second consecutive year at Atlantis, The Palm, to raise funds for the Dubai Autism Centre.
Scheduled to be held on June 20 at the Spice Ballroom, the art exhibition will be inaugurated by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, HE Gerard Michels.
Among the artists to be featured in the exhibition are WietskeHeijkoop, Desiree Rader, Liesje Philippe, Bibi Simons, Juliet Broekers, Margret Heurkens, UfukKobas, WouterKingma, Kitty Verkoelen, and Dorine Smits.
Mohammad Al Emadi, director general and board member of Dubai Autism Centre, said: “We are proud that the organisers of the Dutch Artists exhibition have adopted the Autism cause for the second year. They always work diligently to raise awareness and funds for the center.”
“Their dedication and determination make us always look forward to be part of the event. We have become dependent on Atlantis, The Palm’s services and we are confident of their unconditional involvement in our cause,” he added.
A Dutch bazaar and fashion show will also be held in the morning, and a selection of art works donated by the Dutch Artists will be auctioned in the evening wherein all proceeds will go to the Autism Centre. Live painting artist Frank E Hollywood from the Netherlands will be performing as well.
Heijkoop, one of the organisers and artist, said: "For the second year we are thrilled to organise this spectacular event to raise money for the Dubai Autism Centre. Fifteen great Dutch Artists living in the UAE will showcase their art. Besides that, they will donate artworks to be auctioned for this good cause.”
“The one-day event will be packed with special activities and we hope to raise even more money than last year,” he said.
Last year, the organisation of Dutch Artists was able to raise Dh40,000 ($10,891.7). The event is supported by local and international companies on various sectors. Main sponsors are Atlantis, Gargash Mercedes, Philips, Royal Haskoning and the Dutch Association in Dubai. – TradeArabia News Service