Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad, Rector UMT, inaugurated an art exhibition organized by participants of Batch 01, Bachelor of Textile Fashion and Design (BTFD), Department of Textiles, on January 21, 2010. Dr Abdul Raouf, SI, Distinguished National Professor and Advisor UMT, graced the event with his presence. Dr A R Kausar, Pro-Rector UMT, was the Guest of Honor. He was accompanied by special guests including Qulb-e-Bashir Khawar Butt, Associate Professor SSH, Dr Mujahid Mansoori, Chairman, Department of Media and Communication, Abdul Ghaffar Ghaffari, Head OCM, Dr Abdul Aziz Bhatti, Dean SST, Dr Nabeel Amin, Chairman, Department of Textiles, and other UMT officials.
More than 500 highly respected and top ranking professionals from different institutions attended the event. Faculty members and students from Hunerkada, PIFD, LUMS and NCA attended the exhibition and appreciated the artwork. The exhibition was also well attended by UMT students, staff and faculty members, and the general public.
The visitors to the exhibition were impressed by the talent and creative abilities of the young artists. Giving his remarks in the comment book, Dr Hasan wrote that he was impressed by the creative work of the participants and considered it a very good effort. He added that UMT was committed to provide all opportunities for the development of artistic potential of the participants by providing them qualified faculty and studios where they could give the best output. He congratulated Alvina Fatima, course instructor, and all the organizers of the exhibition.
Dr A R Kausar also appreciated the course instructor for organizing the exhibition and her efforts to bring out the best in her students. Dr Nabeel Amin congratulated the whole team for making the event successful. S Mahfooz Qutab, renowned artist and teacher, congratulated the textile department for showing remarkable work. He was also presented a souvenir by Dr A R Kausar, Pro-Rector UMT. At the end of the two-day exhibition, the participants were given prizes and certificates of appreciation by Dr Abdul Aziz Bhatti, Dean SST, and Abdul Ghaffar Ghaffari, Head OCM.
The exhibition displayed 50 paintings covering a wide range of subjects through use of different mediums such as charcoal sketches, dry and oil pastels, poster paints, mirror and water painting. The artwork was the final culmination of concept development and its realization with the implementation of the required skill. The paintings reflected that the artists were inspired by nature or the pattern that exists in volumetric forms in nature and had treated the concept according to a natural realistic touch while some paintings reflected the stylized forms of treatment in an abstract manner in landscapes. The purpose of the exhibition was to highlight the work of the modern artists and emphasize the relevance of art in our daily lives.