Moda Mall’s “Summer Surprises” Showcase Rashid Al Oraifi Art Exhibition

Published July 18th, 2010 - 12:40 GMT

MODA Mall, Bahrain's ultra-modern shopping destination at the Bahrain World Trade Center (BWTC) today unveiled an exhibition by renowned Bahraini artist, Rashid Al Oraifi. The exhibition, which showcases inspirational and innovative art depicting Bahrain's Dilmun Era and other general paintings, was officially inaugurated by Dr Essam Fakhro, Chairman of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The exhibition is part of MODA Mall's first Summer Surprises promotion which is attracting brand-conscious shoppers to the highly enjoyable summertime experience at the stylish Mall. The artworks on display highlights Bahrain's rich cultural heritage and include Mr. Al Oraifi's own paintings of Bahrain's Dilmun era, representing the artist's special technique and unique insight into that period as well as abstract paintings technique. This inspiring exhibition will be open to shoppers and visitors from 10 am to 10pm until August 8th.

The Summer Surprises exhibition is the first that Mr. Al Oraifi has undertaken at MODA Mall. "I am proud to take part in the MODA Mall Summer Surprises", he said, "This initiative will create greater awareness of Bahrain's rich culture and stimulate interest in art among our young people". Due to his strong belief in the importance of educating young people in the beauty and rich cultural significance of art, Mr. Al Oraifi will be holding daily workshops for talented youngsters on general painting technique effect.

During his 45 year career, Mr. Al Oraifi has received many accolades for his art, including the Country Medal from His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa for his outstanding achievement and contribution in representing Bahrain's rich cultural heritage.

The highlight of the "Summer Surprises" promotion will be an exciting raffle with two grand draws for spectacular prizes including return tickets for two to Kuala Lumpur or Singapore, Paris or Bangkok and an ultra luxury Yamaha Jet Boat and two Jet Skis. Shoppers will receive one raffle ticket for every BD25 spent at any of MODA Mall's boutiques, while they enjoy the entertainment and escape the heat at the venue.

MODA Mall is home to exclusive brand name boutiques previously unattainable in the Kingdom of Bahrain, including Louis Vuitton, Dior, Fendi, Versace, Villa Moda and Hermes, to name a few showcasing haute couture and ready to wear offerings. The mall not only provides savvy and sophisticated shoppers with access to the finest designer clothing and jewellery brands, but also the tastes, sounds and sensations of the most glamorous destinations on the fashion map. The mall also believes in offering shoppers a luxury experience in its dining choices, and currently there's Patisserie Valerie, Lina's, Vivel Patisserie and Maki, in addition to Espressamente illy Café at Sheraton Hotel overlooking the mall's Jewellery Court.

Offering a 1,700 space car park shared with the adjoining Bahrain World Trade Center, MODA Mall is open all days of the week from 10 a.m. till 10 p.m. A valet parking service, the first of its kind to be offered anywhere in the region, is now available for mall shoppers and visitors to the BWTC office towers and MODA Mall. This mixed use development also houses Fitness First, a state-of-the-art, international health club, besides a range of business-related services. 

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