Excerpt from the Arab Times
"Art Bridges Many Cultures"
by Nihai Waheed, Arab Times Staff
An exhibition featuring unique works by creative
American women artists has been launched in Kuwait with hopes
of crossing the broad expanse of distance and culture to forge
links with their skilled Kuwaiti counterparts on an artistic
The Women Painters of Washington (WPW) was inaugurated
Tuesday evening by Information Minister Dr. Saad Bin Tiflah
Al-Ajmi and the US Ambassador to Kuwait James A. Larocco....
Larocco expressed his support for strengthening
the cross-cultural exchange. "I think this is a good example
of art that bridges many cultures. When you take a look at what
you see here today -- paintings of people, of horses, of flowers,
even of the desert, these are things that when Kuwaitis come
and see they will get inspiration, ideas for their own paintings,"
he told the Arab Times....
Two representatives of the WPW society -- Catherine
Gill and Barbara Pitts -- are in Kuwait to meet with Kuwaiti
female artists during the course of the exhibition and offer
lectures and workshops on the creation of art from an American
perspective. The exhibition is being held as part of the Al-Qurain
Cultural Festival.....(end of excerpt)