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AUS students visit Maraya Art Center
Twenty-five students from the American University of Sharjah (AUS) Student Multicultural Learning Program visited Maraya Art Centre in Sharjah to witness the inauguration of “Between the Visible and the Invisible” art exhibition on September 15.
The exhibition featured a panel discussion with the artists, a tour of the art exhibition, as well as a live performance by the world renowned artist, Choc Ly Tan. The art exhibition housed multiple art pieces, many in the form of abstract videos displayed on projector screens and art pieces which had a story to tell; from a slide show with a narrative, to a total silent video which allowed students to explore their imaginations.
"Promoting cross-cultural understanding through thought-provoking and stimulating art events similar to this one has a great impact on our students’ understanding and augments their perception of the different social, cultural and historical backgrounds of various societies,” said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students. “I encourage our students to take advantage of the many cross-cultural learning opportunities offered through the Student Multicultural Learning Program for a first-hand experience on cultural diversity.”
“The live performance by Choc Ly Tan was very enjoyable, it started off with a little chemistry lesson and then took an interactive twist. Overall, the exhibition was a real new experience for me,” saidMariam Abdullah, a junior design management student.
The students’ visit was organized in collaboration with Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, the exhibition organizers.