- Title: A blend of music and calligraphy regales visitors of West Bank gallery
- Date: 15th February 2020
- Summary: TULKAREM, WEST BANK (FEBRUARY 9, 2020) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PALESTINIAN CALLIGRAPHY ARTIST, HANA' HAMARSHEH, SAYING: "We combine Arabic calligraphy with music in short videos in a modern, beautiful way, which touches everyone and from here we have shared three videos that tells stories based on oud and Arabic calligraphy." VARIOUS OF HAMARSHEH WRITING CALLIGRAPHY HAMARSHEH SEEN WORKING FROM STAIRS VARIOUS OF HAMARSHEH TALKING TO GALLERY VISITORS HAMARSHEH'S ART PIECE HANGING ON WALL (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) GALLERY VISITOR, ARWA ABU ALI, SAYING: "The decoration of "Al-Dar" (the gallery) is really nice. It is like a world by itself, not just a store that sells pieces. Her soul (Hamarsheh) is in every painting. I also took with her a calligraphy course which was amazing, she works with her heart and I learned a lot. I am not that experienced in calligraphy but I had an interest in it and liked it so I wanted to develop my skills." TULKAREM, WEST BANK (FEBRUARY 8, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF HAMARSHEH TEACHING CALLIGRAPHY COURSE STUDENT WRITING CALLIGRAPHY AT COURSE HAMARSHEH HELPING STUDENT HAMARSHEH TEACHING COURSE
- Embargoed: 29th February 2020 12:59
- Keywords: Art Calligraphy Hana' Calligraphy Music Palestinians
- Location: TULKAREM AND NABLUS, WEST BANK
- City: TULKAREM AND NABLUS, WEST BANK
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Topics: Art,Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA004C0Q41UH
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Against the backdrop of the melodies of oud played by her husband, Palestinian artist Hana' Hamarsheh creates astonishing artworks of Arabic calligraphy, hoping to bring together the two worlds of music and art.
The couple are engineers who found their passion in Arabic calligraphy and music, opened a new business at the West Bank city of Tulkarem where they can mix their artistic creations.
At "Dar Hana", established in December 2019, Hamarsheh creates her artistic pieces including murals, bags, wall clocks, and wooden tables all inscribed with intricate calligraphy writing. Hadi al-Sader, her husband, helps her by playing his oud.
The gallery sells the Hamarsheh's artwork, accessories, as well as offering Arabic calligraphy courses for beginners. In the future, she hopes to teach Arabic calligraphy to children.
They promote their gallery by creating videos where they tell stories using Hamarsheh's calligraphy artwork and Sader's music.
The price of a single piece ranges from $25 to $400.
(Production: Ashraf Abu Shawish, Suheir Sheikh)
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