“Open Day of Art”
At the time when wars and borders divide people, art reunites them from across different continents and cultures.
Open Day of Art is an annual event by the people and for the people. It is a day of art that seeks to give people the opportunity to express their different identities, their hopes for peace and values of coexistence, and their continued rejection of violence and war. To this end, we are pleased to invite you to participate in making this day by painting on the southern wall of Sana’a University, the venue off Rabat Street in front of “October 14” police station, Sana’a, Yemen, on March 15, 2017. In reviving this event, artists and people of Reading, Britain will be joining us this year in a collaboration organized by the brilliant British artist Lisa-Marie Gibbs. The event will forge a cross-border link between people in Britain and people in Yemen who are choosing to convert the walls of their cities into public art exhibitions open to all and reflecting their unique stories and different identities, simultaneously.
This invitation is open to everyone from across different cultural backgrounds, experiences, ages and races. Participation in this event is not limited to those who have a background in arts. Rather this event is an open platform for everyone to express themselves through art. Please bring your own colors and painting tools if you have them, and if you don’t have a background in arts then we will have enough colors to share with everyone.