Egypt’s social, culture digest Aug. 5: Fine Arts students decorate faculty with ’90 flowers'; Ahmed Zewail honored by 4 postal stamps since 1980
Artists draw flowers on walls in Alexandria streets, Photo by Youm7.
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90 flowers decorate Fine Arts Faculty in Alexandria

A number of Fine Arts students have decided to decorate the fence of their faculty in Alexandria by drawing 90 colorful flowers, according to Youm7.

 

 

A student at the Fine Arts Faculty in Alexandria drawing flowers to decorate the faculty's fence as part of students' summer training program.  Photo by Youm7.

A student at the Fine Arts Faculty in Alexandria drawing flowers to decorate the faculty’s fence as part of students’ summer training program. Photo by Youm7.

 

Fine Arts students draw 90 flowers to decorate the faculty's fence as part of students' summer training program.  Photo by Youm7.

Fine Arts students draw 90 flowers to decorate the faculty’s fence as part of students’ summer training program. Photo by Youm7.

 

The initiative is part of the students’ summer training project, which aimed this year to “fight ugliness with beautifulness and spreading art in the Egyptian society,” according to Lecturer Adel Mostafa.

Mostafa said that the idea of drawing 90 flowers came as the number of students participating in the program is 60; some students drew pictures of famous figures of the Mediterranean city like: Alexander the Great, Egyptian Singer and composer Sayed Darwish and Mahmoud Said who was a judge and modern painter.

 

Egypt issued 4 postal stamps honoring Ahmed Zewail since 1980

Nobel Prize Laureate Ahmed Zewail, who passed away this week, has been commemorated by the Postal Authority by putting his picture on four different stamps since 1980.

Postal Stamps honoring Nobel Prize Laureate Ahmed Zewail, date back to 1980. Photo published on Youm7.

Postal Stamps honoring Nobel Prize Laureate Ahmed Zewail, date back to 1980. Photo published on Youm7.

 

The Egyptian-American scientist died in the United States after a struggle with cancer; a military funeral is set to be held Sunday, where the President Abdel Fatal al-Sisi will attend.

 

Youth organize bike marathon to encourage practicing sports

A group of youth calling itself “Bicycles unite us” has organized a bike marathon event on Facebook to encourage people to practice sports for their health.

The marathon is set to kick off at 6:45 a.m. Friday, with an estimated 150 participants.

The group has announced that their goal is to “see bikes in every house, to combine between fun, sports and health,” adding that bicycles are environmentally friendly means of transport.

 

Pictures of restoration works of St. Abanoub Church

Youm7 published pictures of restoration works of St. Abanoub Coptic Orthodox Church in Nile Delta’s Gharbia before its inauguration on Saturday.

Side of restoration of works of the of St. Abanoub Coptic Orthodox Church in Nile Delta's Gharbiya, Photo published on Youm7.

Side of restoration of works of the of St. Abanoub Coptic Orthodox Church in Nile Delta’s Gharbiya, Photo published on Youm7.

 

Side of restoration of works of the of St. Abanoub Coptic Orthodox Church in Nile Delta's Gharbiya, Photo published on Youm7.

Side of restoration of works of the of St. Abanoub Coptic Orthodox Church in Nile Delta’s Gharbiya, Photo published on Youm7.

 

After the inauguration ceremony, the Minster of Antiquities Khaled Anani and accompanying group will inspect other certain archeological sites in the governorate.

 

Professor calls on using fine arts in decorating state associations

Ashraf Reda, a professor at the Fine Arts Faculty, told Youm7 that all big associations in Egypt should use fine arts, paintings and sculptures as part of its “internal architecture” to raise the level of public taste.

Reda’s statements came days after Hall 2 at the Cairo Airport has been decorated with 40 artistic works, seven sculptures and 20 paintings.

Sculpture set to be placed at Hall 2 at the Cairo Airport, Photo by Youm7.

Sculpture set to be placed at Hall 2 at the Cairo Airport, Photo by Youm7.

 

Painting scheduled to be place at Hall 2 of the Cairo Airport, Photo by Youm7.

Painting scheduled to be place at Hall 2 of the Cairo Airport, Photo by Youm7.

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