Original Source: www.gulf-times.com, 20th April 2011
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Doha, the exclusive dealer for the luxury car brand in Qatar, has teamed up with Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar to engage and inspire some of Qatar’s top young artists in a series of Rolls-Royce themed experience workshops.
Held at the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Doha showroom at The Pearl-Qatar on April 16 and 17, Fine Art Inspirations by Rolls-Royce showcased the skills of VCUQatar students from the Art Foundation and Fashion Design through live sketching workshops.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Doha brand manager Joseph Tayyar presented the students with three themes inspired by the automotive brand to be expressed in their sketches: The Power of Simplicity; The Spirit of Ecstasy – the flying lady that has gracefully adorned all Rolls-Royce models since 1911; and Impressions of Luxury inspired by Arabian Hues, the Middle East Bespoke Rolls-Royce Motor Cars influenced by the design and craftsmanship of numerous architectural structures in the Middle East.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Doha general manager Mohamed Kandeel said: “We believe innovation is a vital part of business success and take great pleasure in encouraging creativity in the world of fine art. Rolls-Royce is an iconic yet contemporary brand so collaborating with the VCUQatar for Fine Art Inspirations by Rolls-Royce, an event that specifically supports emerging artistic talent, was a natural synergy for us.”
An exhibition of artworks created at the workshops opened yesterday at the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Doha showroom at The Pearl – Qatar for one week.
“We expect the exhibition to generate a lot of local and regional interest which will further highlight the importance of partnerships between art institutions and the business world,” Kandeel said.
The Fine Art Inspirations by Rolls-Royce exhibition will be open from 10am to 10pm.