Naveed Miraj & Shahid Qureshi
ISLAMABAD: Serena Hotels and Nomad Art Gallery jointly organized a spectacular two-day crafts festival, unveiling a captivating showcase of creative art. The prestigious event was graced by the esteemed presence of Albana Ferrares, President of the International Federation of Women in the Arts (IFWA), who inaugurated the festivities with enthusiasm and commendation for the collaborative efforts of both entities in providing a significant platform for artists to showcase their extraordinary talents.
Ferrares applauded the initiatives of the collaboration, placing a spotlight on the festival’s theme, ‘Women Empowerment and Celebrating Human Rights.’ This resonant theme struck a chord with the audience, and Ferrares praised the united efforts of various partners in championing such a noble cause.
Notably, Nomad Art Gallery received recognition for its continuous commitment to women’s empowerment, with a special emphasis on nurturing the talents of the youth through innovative approaches in art and craft development.
Nomad Gallery’s director, Nageen Hayat, expressed the gallery’s dedication to advancing human rights, peace, and the promotion of crafts, arts, and culture. The gallery’s history of hosting exhibitions for both national and international artists, along with collaborations with home-based artisans across Pakistan, was highlighted.
Aziz Boolani, CEO of Serena Hotels, emphasized the hotel’s dedication to supporting local communities and talented artisans. He praised Nomad Art Gallery for playing a crucial role in bringing artists to Serena Hotels’ platform, connecting them with the right audience. Boolani emphasized the wealth of talent in the country and the importance of fostering connections between talent and appreciative audiences.
Serena Hotels’ commitment to fostering arts and promoting artists as cultural ambassadors was underscored. Through showcasing diverse artistic expressions, Serena Hotels aims to play a pivotal role in developing creative voices and enhancing cultural exchange.
The hotel’s unwavering support reflects its dedication to bridging cultures and contributing to the global dialogue through the universal language of art.