- Community Empowerment
Friday, September 20, 2002
Art exhibit opening - Rhodes
Queen Rania inaugurates an art exhibition in Rhodes which reflects the work of 51 women artists from the Islamic world
(Office of Her Majesty, Press Department - Rhodes) "We have an important message to send (that is) our commitment to peace, tolerance, and equality, and our respect for diversity."
This was a message articulated by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah to several hundred people gathered in Rhodes, Greece at an exhibition organized by the Royal Society of Fine Arts in Jordan and Pan-Mediterranean Women Artists Network with the aim of using arts as a tool to break stereotypes of women in Islam.
The exhibition inaugurated by Queen Rania featured the work of 51 women artists from 21 Islamic countries all gathered with a common vision of promoting dialogue and painting a clearer picture on Islam.
Women artists "work in different media styles, they have had different experiences, and they come from more than a score of different countries. But they have something in common that is more important than any dissimilarity. That something is the essence of Islamic art, and all art - a spirit of creativity, humanity and insight," Queen Rania said in her remarks follo