Not much can be done about the scorching heat and melting humidity in the air of Islamabad these days-- a colourful art exhibition is perhaps the best remedy. Luckily, a fascinating day-long show by amateur student-artists on Tuesday at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) turned out to be just that.
The Summer Art Show was arranged by the Department of English Studies for students to showcase their talents beyond their core studies. Students from different departments of university participated in the show and displayed their paintings, sketches, calligraphies, drawings and art work to decorate the panoramic world of old civilizations, modern societies, nature and emotions set up at the exhibition.
A wide range of paintings depicting the beautiful yard of old Italian houses, Egyptian markets, horses running along the sea shores, landscapes, blossoming flowers and waterfalls along with sketches of human faces and figures served as great sources of attraction for attendees. Students who displayed their art work included Aysha Rauf, Bilal Qureshi, Saba Shaheen, Rabia Qamar, Faizan Ahmed, Noshaba and Fariha.
Event Coordinator Shazia Rose said such events “have been a regular feature of the English department for the last three years” as they help “students develop beyond their books and syllabi and help them explore their talent”.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2012.