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Al Qubaisi's first Indentities frame

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi backs new art initiative

ABU DHABI, June 18, 2018

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas has partnered with E11 Art UAE, a collaboration of Azza Al Qubaisi and Goals UAE, to offer a unique summer experience.

E11 Art UAE focuses on people with special needs and raising awareness in the communities. For the #summeratthepark2018 festival, E11 Art UAE will be collaborating with a number of Emirati artists and will display their work at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi.

Commencing with Identities, a unique exhibition curated by Azza Al Qubaisi weaves together the talents of a number of notable artists, including many artists of determination. Identities is a modern engagement with the date palm and will be an iconic focus for the #summeratthepark2018 festival.

The first Identities frame will be placed in the hotel lobby as a signature welcome.

The collaborative spirit of the award-winning Emirati artists - Afra Atiq, Hamdan Al Shamsi, Mohamed Al Astad and Ammar Al Attar will initiate the recreation of the second identities frame on June 26 that will officially launch the opening of the summer art festival and will be placed in the lower level of the lobby. The work in progress frame will witness its completion by the end of the summer, with contributions by all who would like to be a part of the art journey.

From June 26 onwards, the hotel will come alive with the art and culture of the E11 Collection and a unique series of artists in residence. The E11 Collection showcases an array of inclusive community artworks which gain inspiration from the environment and heritage of the UAE and reflect the values of tolerance and diversity.

Throughout summer, notable Emirati artists - Afra Atiq, Hamdan Al Shamsi, Mohamed Al Astad, Ammar Al Attar and Azza Al Quabisi - will take up residence and share their passionate art genre for all to experience. From poetry reading, photography, mixed media arts to contemporary art forms, this year #summeratthepark2018 promises to be inspiring, artistic and informative, promoting the unique local culture and world-class artists through hands-on experience workshops. One can spend a luxurious leisurely day enjoying all that Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi offers and enjoy a rare and enriching summer art culture movement at #summeratthePark2018.

Khawla Barley, founder of Goals UAE and the E11 Art Initiative, said: “E11 was founded to unify the UAE’s diverse population and support people of all ability levels in the pursuit of artistic expression. A diverse and inclusive art community provides dimension and vibrancy. Over the course of the summer, E11 and our partner artists will bring a sense of exploration and wonder to the beautiful Saadiyat Island through workshops, discussions, engagements and the sharing of unique artworks created on site at Park Hyatt. “

Janet Abrahams, director of sales and marketing - Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, said: “Pablo Picasso famously said- 'Every child is an artist'. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Inspired by this we want to evoke a playful wonder into the lives of our guests and visitors this summer. #summeratthepark2018 is designed to ignite one's creativity and allows visitors to choose from the safe distance of the voyeur to a fully immersive transformative contemporary art experience. Collaborating with E11 Art, Azza and these exceptional artists ensure this festival will deliver a distinctive cultural experience entwined perfectly with our Saadiyat Island destination." - TradeArabia News Service

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