Starting Friday 22 December 2006, and going on till Monday 8 January 2007, guests at the famed East Coast hotel can view his unique sculptures depicting a variety of animals and birds, some of which are common to the region, including the Arabian horse and the Gyr-Saker falcon.
David Cass, a well-known regional journalist, will be further complementing Alan’s display with an exhibit of his own photographic work.
“As an avid fly-fisherman I have a true appreciation for the great outdoors and this is reflected in my work. What better place for me to exhibit than Al Aqah, with its natural beauty that is unmatched in the region,” said Alan, commenting on his choice of venue.
“The breathtaking mountains and valleys combined with the serene Indian Ocean and the wildlife that inhabit the area are an inspiration and on behalf of David and I, we look forward to welcoming guests from all over the country to our first exhibition on the East Coast,” he added.
Guests will also get the opportunity to see Alan in action as the hotel has provided him with a tent near the poolside where he will be sculpting live during the exhibition.
“It’s not every day that one gets to see the artist at work so this is truly a unique opportunity for people to head to the hotel and imbibe some culture this festive season, not to mention buy some last-minute festive season gifts,” said Patrick Antaki, general manager, Le Meridien Al Aqah.
In addition to giving visitors the opportunity to buy his sculptures at the exhibition, Alan has kindly donated 2 sculptures, one of which will be auctioned on New Year’s Eve, with proceeds going to the Emirates Foundation charity. A silent auction will also be held for the other.
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