The Indian Women's Association (IWA) held an art exhibition featuring a collection of creative works by Dr. Tahseen Khan and Dr. Anupama Arora Malik, at the Dar El Cid in Jabriya on 4 February. IWA is a voluntary organization that drives efforts to help the less privileged in Kuwait, India and in other parts of the world. Both the artists have committed part of the proceeds from the exhibition towards helping support IWA’s benevolent projects.
The exhibition of the ‘Tides of Life’ collection by Dr. Khan and ‘Expressions through Colours’ collection by Dr. Malik, was inaugurated by Sami Mohammed, a pioneering contemporary artist of the Arab world, who was chief guest at the occasion.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Mohammed said that he was honored to be a part of the exhibition and wished the artists the very best. He added that he hoped more such exhibitions would be held so that the public would have the opportunity to witness the creativity of the many talented artists in Kuwait.
Shireen Kanchwala, executive committee member, who gave an insight into the work that IWA does in Kuwait and India, thanked the artists for their support. Dr. Khan is a multi-talented artist, who paints, makes polymer clay jewelry and also teaches art to the young and young at heart. All of which she carries out along with her full time responsibilities as a neonatologist at the Jahra Hospital. She is also an active social worker and is the vice-president of IWA.
Dr. Khan started exhibiting her painting in 2011 at Dar Al Cid. And her second solo exhibition titled ‘Be the Change’, was held in 2012 at the Bayt Lothan.
Dr. Malik, a consultant pathologist at the Al-Jahra Hospital, is also completely self-taught and enjoys pouring her thoughts, feelings and emotions onto the canvas. This was the first exhibition where Dr. Malik had showcased her work in public.
The exhibition was well attended by eminent Kuwaiti artists like Thuraya Al Baqsami and Farida Al Baqsami, who were highly appreciative of the creative capabilities of the two artists.