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Henry Matthews’ Art Exhibition
Women & Places in My Mind

Opening Wed. 16 Jan. 6-9 pm: Includes hospitality and live oud by Janah Shmeit
Exhibition till Feb. 6 2019

Entrance from either Golden Tulip Serenada main entrance or Fawzi Burj Hamam المدخل إما من مدخل غولدن تيوليب الأساسي أو مدخل مطعم فوزي برج الحمام

Parking opposite Golden Tulip Serenada موقف سيارات مقابل غولدن تيوليب سرنادا/ Valet parking is available at Golden Tulip Serenada

Wheel chair accessible مصعد خاص للذين يحتاجونه
Kindly enter from Fawzi Burj Hamam entrance نرجو الدخول من فوزي برج الحمام

Henry Matthews Art Exhibition:
Women and places in my mind

Henry Matthews loves to paint as he regards painting as a bridge to another world and emotion. He calls the experience of painting enjoyable healing, and recalls students of his art classes going out “transformed and upbeat”. The female form and face are his favorite subjects.

An avowed romantic, Henry paints women and memories that left teeth marks on his soul. At times, he painted passionately without interruption for months. An explorer by nature, he explored several means of expression, mixing feelings and media, prose and poetry.

A long-time resident of Ras Beirut, Henry painted for years before displaying his art adventures. For him, a painting is an instant snapshot of his soul and this made him hesitant to expose his work.

His first exhibitions took place in the American University of Beirut (AUB) where he is employed. Since then, Henry has held several exhibitions of his paintings and one exhibition about Lebanese comic books. He has taught art and graphic design in the American University of Beirut and the International College.

Henry briefly studied engineering in AUB in the late 1970s. At the time AUB had no fine arts program and he went to its sister Lebanese American University (called then Beirut University College), where he graduated in 1980 with a BA in Fine Arts. He also studied graphic design and creative writing, and taught art and graphics in AUB and International College (IC).

In parallel, he worked in the local comics industry for many years. He produced an encyclopedia of Lebanese comics in 2010 with funding from the Beirut World Book Capital initiative. Henry’s love affair with comics shows in his artwork.

Read more:

Galerie, Ras Beirut Cultural Center
@Golden Tulip Serenada,
Abdel Aziz Street, Hamra
For more info call: 01 755 550
03 754 425/

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