21 November 2021
Date21 November 2021
On the 21st of November, Al Ismaelia and Creative Empowerment academy organized a series of workshops instructed by renowned artists in multiple art disciplines. Through their appreciation of art, the instructors helped children develop new skills and forms of expression. Taking place at one of Al Ismaelia’s venue, Kodak Court, four different workshops were held; photography by Karim El Hayawan, jewelry by Design Studio by Azza Fahmy, graffiti by Toxik, and sculpting by Theres Antoine. These workshops allow children to gain personal insight, relieve stress, and build on their passion. The enduring outcomes of these workshops were then presented at the exhibition.
The workshops were followed by “Life on Canvas” , an exhibition showcasing our heroes’ journeys, hopes, and dreams. The exhibition was held from 24 to 27 November to support the efforts of completing 57357’s new art therapy space. With each artwork purchased, proceeds went to the hospital to help another child in need. The exhibition was attended by H.E Hala Elsaid, Minister of Planning and Economic Development and AUC President Ahmad Dallal.
Al Ismaelia with Creative Empowerment sought to support 57357 hospital and shed light on the creativity of their much beloved heroes. Needless to say, empathy, strength, and hope are no strangers to the people and streets of Downtown Cairo. “Life on Canvas” is a chance to bring the community together under one roof to celebrate said heroes, and to continue showing up when they need us.