HYDERABAD,:Shaheed Allah Buksh Soomro (SABS) University of Art, Design and Heritages Jamshoro has officially become the part of I Watercolor Society (IWS) Globe Art Network.
The university spokesman informed here on Thursday that the institution has become first in the world to be part of IWS Institutions as a university. Other members of IWS Institutions include galleries, magazines, gardens and Centers from Malaysia, Russia, China, Iran, Nepal, Vietnam, India, Spain, Turkey and Thailand but SABS is the first university in this category around the globe, he added.
He informed that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between IWS Globe President and master artist Atanur Dogan and Vice Chancellor SABS University Prof. Dr. Bhai Khan Shar on the eve of 7th International “Love, Peace and Tolerance Art” Watercolor Festival at Azmir, Turkey.
The objectives of the MoU were to promote and popularize watercolor-world’s oldest art technique-, spread love, friendship and harmony throughout the world, encourage peace, mutual understanding via nonprofit IWS societies and international art related business and IWS institutions.
SABS University signed a contract with IWS Globe Art Network, in order to become an official recognized IWS institution and was granted permission to organize IWS activities independently and globally.
According to MoU, SABS University would organize activities, including seminars, exhibitions, festivals, competitions, youth events, online contests, plain air art activities, art classes, live art demonstrations, art meetings, establish global linkages for students or joint events with other IWS country branches globally.
The Vice Chancellor SABS University Prof. Dr. Bhai Khan Shar said that IWS was an international organization having branches in one hundred and ten countries of the world and SABS University was lucky to organize three international watercolor biennales under its umbrella in its premises.
He said”SABS University aims to organize above mentioned events frequently as students may be well aware of latest trends in the field of art and establish linkages with master artists of the globe for students.”
Dr. Shar said that SABS University fully believed in cultural exchange of students, awareness of different civilizations, heritage and spreading love, peace and prosperity through art.
The IWS Globe President Atanur Dogan said that IWS has turned into the biggest art movement of the world, with the inclusion of museums, art schools, art villages, art galleries, trying to spread love and friendship to the world through art, and bringing together the best artists of their countries.