KARACHI: Last week Governor Sindh Imran Ismail inaugurated the ‘ArtRegent’, an art gallery at Regent Plaza Hotel & Convention Centre. The new gallery is opened with the joint collaboration of ArtKaam Gallery and Regent Plaza Hotel & Convention Centre for the Art Lovers of Karachi.
A large cross section of the city’s elite, including industrialists, a very representative gathering of Karachi’s responsible citizens, businessmen, Artists, Media Personnel and professionals had responded to the invitation of Mr. Zubair Baweja and made the event a very impressive evening.
Being the Chief guest while addressing the event, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail said that in order to encourage new artists, their art pieces should be exhibited so that the existing art in the country be appreciated and new art galleries should be set up in the country for the promotion of new art and the artists.
Speaking on the occasion, Managing Director Regent Plaza Hotel and Former Vice President Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr. Zubair Baweja said that in the past the lifestyle was different from the current lifestyle. I was also fond of painting which is evident from the archeological finds. In those days when there was no paper canvas, people of that time used to paint on stone which we can still see in “Chaukhandi Cemetery, Jewelry and flowers have been made on the graves of women while swords, spears, shields and other weapons have been painted on the graves of men as it is not possible to read the writings of this period.
Mr. Junaid Hamid, CEO ArtKaam Gallery also addressed the gathering and said that painting is an art that has been going on for centuries as human beings are full of passion to be beautiful and like the beautiful things. Beautiful signs are scattered everywhere that makes a person interested in Painting. He said that despite the passage of hundreds of year the painting of Mona Lisa which has become immortal is as popular among the people as it was in the past.
The chief guest, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail cut the 116th birthday cake of Rotary International while President of Rotary Club of Karachi Nexus Kausar Aslam presented a shield and bouquet to the special guest Sindh Governor Imenil as an honorary member. Prof. Dr.Farhan District Governor of Rotary International 3271 were also present on the occasion.
This is the third art gallery in Pakistan in 3 years by Artkaam Gallery.