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For a price of ONE Formula 1 grandstand ticket, I bought TEN tickets this afternoon for the family and I to soak in art and culture over the next couple of nights at the Arad Fort where I am sure we will enjoy both the Hanine Y Son Cubano and the Pitt Jazz All-stars festival.
I was so sorry I missed the excellent recitation by the eminent poet Mahmood Darwish, and by all accounts it was a thrilling experience; however, we had our own event in another cultural experience at Al-Bareh Art Gallery where we made new friends, enjoyed excellent food, and were transported on an artistic journey in Arabic caligraphy when we visited the “Contemporary Huroof” exhibit at the gallery.
I fell completely and utterly in love with these two paintings, which the Lebanese artist interpreted a couple of verses of one of Mahmood Darwish’s poem in painting. Alas, I can’t afford to buy them just yet.. But the pleasure of seeing them, and other paintings at the exhibition will stay with me for life.