Escape to Egypt this Thursday at the Clifton Train Station

Contributed Photo: The Escape to Egypt art show and belly dancing will be held at the Clifton Train Station on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 3 – 7 p.m.

Contributed Article By Barbara Ahmann

The Clifton Train Station Art Depot will serve as the virtual transportation hub to Egypt this Thursday, Sept. 22, for the “Escape to Egypt” art show and reception. The event will be held Thursday, from 3 – 7 p.m., and will include belly dancing.

The Escape to Egypt art exhibit was conceived from my desire to share my experience of traveling to Egypt. The entire trip was surreal. Several times, I had to ask my husband, Steve to pinch me to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. One such occasion was when we were floating down the River Nile. It was overwhelmingly beautiful, and when some children ran along the river bank to wave hello to us, it brought tears to my eyes. I imagined the Egyptian children who had done this same act of kindness from time immemorial.

This art exhibit features my photographs, Egyptian artists’ replications of hieroglyphics, and original painting from Dr. Eyad Al Masri, an archaeologist, and professor of ancient art. His painting has a profound primordial influence. Embellishing Dr. Eyad’s unique style are strong cultural images of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. The colorful eye-catching images are scaled down to basic forms. These images are abstract and sophisticated while, at the same time being childlike. Dr. Eyad’s painting can to traced back to the basic Egyptian art forms.

So, if you are interested in coming into contact with ancient culture and civilization, be sure to visit the Clifton Train Station on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 3 – 7 p.m. for the Escape to Egypt art show and belly dancing.

For more information contact Barbara Ahmann at (928) 865-2085.