KUWAIT, Feb 13 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Arts Association has honored winners of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's formative arts award.
The prize-giving ceremony was held under the patronage of Minister of Amir Diwan and honoring President of Kuwait Arts Association Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday evening on the sidelines of the opening of 11th Kuwait Formative Arts Gallery.
Arts have been a mirror of people's civilization and the status of their nation among other nations, thus it has to be greatly supported and respected, Sheikh Sabah Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad said in a speech on behalf of Sheikh Nasser at the ceremony.
Honoring those national artists are an imperative due to their crucial role in elevating the country status in the world, he said.
He praised the impressive works of the winning artists.
For his part, President of Kuwait Arts Association Abdulrasool Salman echoed a similar view.
He suggested that the diversity of the displayed works reflects the cultural diversity of the state.
He also lauded the contributions of Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad in supporting arts, notably organization of the formative arts exhibition.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahamd Al-Jaber Al-Sabah award was shared among three artists, namely Saad Al-Baloushi, Amira Ashkanani, and Yaacob Ibrahim.
Sheikha Fatouh Al-Sabah award was shared among Saud Al-Faraj, Hashem Karam, and Suleiman Haider.
Sheikha Salwa Al-Sabah award was won by Zainab Dashti, Abdullah Al-Rashed and Mariam Al-Muraikhi.
Youth Creativity award was grabbed by Abdullah Al-Otaibi, Fahad Al-Hajri, Mohammad Al-Ra'es, Sho'aa Al-Rasheedi, Farah Al-Sammak, Mariam Mourad, Abdulaziz Mirza, Abdulelah Al-Rasheed, Mariam Al-Rashed, Ahmad Al-Husseini, Fahad Al-Eid, and Hussein Al-Bannai.
Artists Dhamyaa Al-Ayoubi, Ibrahim Ismail, Abdulaziz Arti were also honored during the ceremony for their contributions to the formative art movement in Kuwait. (end)