An exhibition of calligraphy titled “Loh-o-Qaalam” opened at Alhamra Art Gallery, The Mall in Lahore on Thursday.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Punjab Minister for Finance Makhdoom Jawan Bakht along with Chairperson Board of Governors Lahore Arts Council Moneeza Hashmi and executive Director Alhamra Saman Rai.
On the occasion, the minister Hashim Jawan Bakht praised the artists and termed the art of calligraphy an intellectual legacy of Muslims.
He said that people would be encouraged to learn the art of calligraphy. He highly appreciates the efforts of the Lahore Arts Council to arrange such activities to promote belief and culture.
Executive Director Saman Rai said that Calligraphy is a master of all arts that is full of rhythm and harmony. She said that this exhibition and workshop is meant to take this art form to a higher level as it would gather the works of those who have painted this art with a deep love of the calligraphy.
Samreen Bukhari said that the art of calligraphy is thousands of years old and artists have managed to bring innovation in this form of art with the time which was very much visible in this exhibition.
The event featured the works of traditional and contemporary artists in the field of calligraphy in various styles and scripts. A total number of 160 works of art by more than 100 artists from across the country are on display.