Dubai 2012: The Market of Everything is back at the Traffic Art Gallery, Umm Sequim. It’s fast becoming my favorite hangout after Ductac because of its delicious combination of all things I love (and you love too!): art, dance, music and of course the spaciousness of the Traffic venue. Lots of breathing space for creativity and inspiration.
The reason I was back at the Market of Everything was to have a look at the Sameness Project Initiative as well as take part in the demo of my much loved spontaneous dance form called 5 Rhythms (I have written about my experience of 5 Rhythms previously). The essence of what the sameness project initiative is about is as what Desmond Tutu is quoted to have said, “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.”
Which brings me to the Sameness project by Lina Nahhas who also facilitated the 5 Rhythms. Some of the photos you see below are shoes that were painted by Dubai based nannies. I believe that there will be a ‘catwalk’ at the Traffic this coming Friday evening where the Nannies themselves will be present to showcase their stories. Very powerful stuff.
To know more about Chandni’s story, click here.
I couldn’t locate Thelma’s story on the Sameness project website, but there are so many other stories about the nannies that you can read on the Sameness project website. Support this project at Traffic on Friday 12th October 2012.
It was also refreshing to see some new artisan ‘faces’ at this market. I wonder when I’m going to get myself organized and show my own works of art. Ragmatazz seems to have become a permanent fixture to the Market of Everything. I love their skull bags.
Other Artisans that I know from other art exhibitions are Katarina Kovacev who makes some exceptional pieces of jewelry using polymer clay. You wouldn’t even believe that it is made of polymer clay. You should see her new pieces of silver precious metal clay work. Exceptional!
Melanie Gissing art with her famous paintings of Bahraini carpets were on display as well. On a side note, she is the Owner of Maddy&Eva twin clothes line.
I met a new (and lovely artisan) whose name I forget, but her brand is called Roots. She loves recycling stuff into gorgeous outfits, jewellery accessories (mind you she is also a flamenco dancer, just to add to the arts spice!). She was very interested to learn that I was there to try the 5 Rhythms demo class and she joined us eventually.
Here are snapshots of some very interesting pieces. Who would believe that there are people who love chameleons and frogs to incorporate them into their jewelry?
To round up my tour around Traffic, I had my endorphin releaser through the 5 Rhythms dance. It was held in the same room where I had attended the ‘Creative Block is a Loser’ workshop in the previous Market of Everything II. I’m now ready for my Thursday workshop at the 5 Rhythms, followed by my art exhibition on Friday and Beach BBQ on Saturday.
Life is indeed great!
And here questions of type such if honestly strike me not much as I wrote everything higher. It is visible you simply you don’t want to read all this. As my parrot does.