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Luxor Times: 12-Jan-2012

Luxor Times

Thursday, 12 January 2012

“Bahgory on Revolution”


Al Masar Gallery for Contemporary Art will host a special event on the revolution titled “Bahgory on Revolution” on Sunday 22nd January at 7PM. The event will continue through February 7, 2012.
 Brave Egypt

Bahgory on Revolution is a special event on the revolution by renowned Egyptian artist Georges Bahgory showcasing all the artist's post revolution artworks to date. The artworks on display present bits and pieces of the rundown of events in 2011. Some paintings mainly represent and depict scenes from the events that took place on the 2nd of February 2011, referred to as "The Battle of the Camel". Other paintings shed light on the simple beauty & warmth of the Egyptian social life & some familiar everyday scenes from the streets of Cairo. Bahgory is also representing through his paintings other sources of inspiration such as the charm of music & his fascination by the Egyptian music legend Om Kulthoum.
 Singing from Heaven

Georges Bahgory is a renowned Egyptian artist from the third generation born in 1932 in Egypt, and currently living between Cairo and Ivry, France. Bahgory studied Art at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Zamalek, Cairo, 1955 and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris in 1970. Upon a special invitation from the Society of Art Lovers in Paris, his works were selected to represent the Egyptian Pavilion at Louvre Museum in 1999. A face from Egypt was given the Silver Medal award and his name was added to the list of great masters of art. His wood and bronze engravings were on display in many galleries in France and Canada. 
At the Cafe

He also created two granite works during the Aswan International Symposium of Sculpture. Bahgory was also a prominent cartoonist of the two weekly magazines of Sabah Al Khair and Rose El Youssef. He was voted the No. 1 Artist of Portraiture in France, Italy and Spain. He published “Trilogy of Icons”, a novel which was acclaimed by prominent literary critics such as Dr. Salah Fadl and Edwar Al Kharat. Some of his works were acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in Amman and the Museum of Modern Art in Cairo.
Tahrir Square

Al Masar Gallery address is Baehler's Mansions, 157b, 26 July St., Ground floor, Zamalek,Cairo.

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Opportunity for Egyptian Teenage Girls to Study Technology in the U.S.


Are you an Egyptian girl aged 15-17?  If so, you could get the chance to study technology in the United States this summer by applying for the inaugural TechGirls program by the application deadline on January 24, 2012.

The TechGirls program will bring teenage girls from countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa to the United States in June-July 2012 for a three-to five-week exchange program focused on promoting high-level study of technology.  Program activities will include hands-on classes, labs, individual or team-based project design and development, mentoring experiences, job shadowing, site visits to high tech companies in the United States, and opportunities for interaction with American peers. 

Applicants should have demonstrated advanced skills and a serious interest in technology, engineering, and/or math in their academic studies.  They should also demonstrate a general knowledge/understanding of key technology-focused topics (e.g. programming in C++ or Java, cloud computing, 3D modeling, robotics, mobile communications technology and applications).

Application forms and more information at the following link.

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Spring festival Celebration at Sawy Culture Wheel


The Chinese Culture Centre is organising the Spring Festival celebration at Sawy culture Wheel on 13th and 14th January. The celebration activities includes Chinese musical instruments exhibition, tea art show, costume show of China's minority groups, martial art show, and a show dedicated to exhibiting the special folk-custom goods of China's lunar new year
Chinese New Year is observed for two consecutive weeks, and is popularly known as Spring Festival. It usually starts from late January and early February. The variation in the date of festival is due to the changes in the track of the new moon. The Spring Festival ends on the 15th day when the Lantern festival is celebrated.
In 2012, Chinese New Year’s Day will be celebrated on January 23. The New Year festival will start from January 22 (Chinese New Year' Eve) and end on February 6 (Lantern Festival). 2012 marks the 4710th Chinese New Year, and this time it is the year of dragon according to the Chinese zodiac calendar.
The dragon is the 5th sign of the Chinese zodiac and it is regarded as an auspicious symbol which stands for power, good luck, success, and happiness.
 Chinese Culture Week,Cairo Feb. 2010 Courtesy: Xinhua/Zhang Ning)

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