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Cairo, Egypt: Christmas Art Show 2012 Samia Kamel +Cecilia Yu@Al Hanagar National Opera Art Gallery!

final Cairo poster

I received this message  on the 21st December 2012  from Samia Kamel in Cairo:

You are cordially invited to attend the Opening of the “Reflections between the past past and present ” exhibition at Al Hanager Arts Gallery-Opera House on Monday, the 24th of December, at 7 p.m.

The Exhibition will be held until the 29th of December from 10 a.m to 10 p.m.
I am looking forward to seeing you all there,
Samia Kamel

Invitation in Arabic Cairo

Works by Samia Kamel:

Samia work

Works by Cecilia.W.Yu:

5000 by Cecilia W Yu

I would like to Thank Samia Kamel for her invitation to co-exhibit with her at the Al Hanagar Museum in the Opera House!

I would like to Thank everyone who enabled this Art Exhibition to happen!

Egyptians are the bravest people on this planet when it comes to defending their rights to access Art and Culture!!!!!!!!!

Freedom of Expression is inseparable from Life itself to All Real Artists !!!

News about Cairo during the exhibition are all over the world news:

New York Times

Reblog of Russia Today at Uruknet

BBC World


Al Jazeera

The Independent

South China Morning Post

Cairo image

This is the message for the Opening of the Art show via youtube! You will need to put on headphones to hear this…was on a train…hope the Morsi thing works out….I admire my fellow artistic professionals for standing strong on the issues of Freedom of Expression…..come riot, national referendum , or petrol bomb protest around the corner from the National Musuem…amazing! That is exactly showing the steadfastness that enabled our cultures to endure for more than 5000 yrs on this planet while so many dictators have come and died! 🙂

This is the draft of the poster I sent to Cairo….so they can “do their design stuff” print it into big poster size etc…but seriously protestors are throwing petrol bombs at one another around the corner…so Everyone will just have to do what they have to do. 😛 “Inshallah…it will all be wonderful!” as Samia would say! ♥

Cairo2 poster


Cairo poster

8/12/12-15/12/12 I am booked for an art show at the National Opera Art Gallery in Cairo Egypt. Show title; “5000 (B.A before+after) with Samia Kamel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am soo happy about this!!!!

see Museum of Egyptian modern Arts venue: Wikipedia link to Gezira Center for Modern Art

The Gezira Center for Modern Art, also known as the Egyptian Modern Art Museum, is an art museum for modern and contemporary art, located in CairoEgypt. It is part of the National Cultural Centre with the Cairo Opera House, on Gezira Island, just across the Nile on Qasr el-Nil Street west of downtown Cairo.

The museum displays more than 10,000 paintings and sculptures that show the development of the Egyptian art movement from the early 20th century pioneers through contemporary artists’ works. There is a permanent collection of works by renowned Egyptian artists, such as:Mahmoud Sa’id, Ragheb Ayad, Mohammed Naghi, Gazbia Sirry, Inji Eflatoun, Tahia Halim, and Abdel Hadi el-Gazzar. It also has a collection of works by Ibrahim Mohammed Khalil, one of the pioneering innovators of modern Arabic calligraphy in Egypt.

The Mahmoud Khalil Museum in Giza displays works by major international impressionist art painters, including MonetVan Gogh andGauguin.

We had to wait for 5 yrs cos so many things happened…EAF, recession, marriage, death, jasmine revolution! ♥ ♥ now is now!

10 comments on “Cairo, Egypt: Christmas Art Show 2012 Samia Kamel +Cecilia Yu@Al Hanagar National Opera Art Gallery!

  1. toilettraders
    August 27, 2014

    Thanks for finally talking about >Cairo, Egypt:
    Christmas Art Show 2012 Samia Kamel +Cecilia Yu@Al Hanagar National Opera Art Gallery!
    | Sustain-Able 余 : ♥ <Loved it!

    The humanitarian crisis ….you can’t ignore!



    • ceciliawyu
      August 27, 2014

      Lol. Dear toilet traders….no more plumbers or lawyers…hey?

      Thank you for the update but yes I can ignore it and I will….

      Let me explain:

      1) street artists or graff dudes who use their stuff to promote misogynistic violations of women’s right to equality deserve what ever crap they get!

      2) So called street art arses who help promote the islamic brotherhood and their. Agenda of hatred and global intolerance of diversity deserve whatever they get….

      3) anyone who helps this kind of (1) and (2) to hop on a trend to sell their crap at the expense of women without giving shit about how it impacts on women deserve whatever they get…

      Sure they have a right to fair trail and then we have a right to ask for justice….

      And granted….the Culling is extreme….but lets be honest…their street art were not very good…it is not like they are giving the death penalty to Leonardo da vinci or something….its x2 misogynistic arseholes promoting child brides…no education for women and death to all other religion..

      Am I going to cry about death of 2 divisive talentless street art misogynistic arseholes?

      No! I am having a coconut mocha frappicino…thanks! 🙂

      …in the Sunshine….no Press! X


  2. Juan Goettig
    February 11, 2013

    Good day Cecilia! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group? There’s a lot of people that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Cheers

    From Cecilia: Yes of course, Juan. Thank you. Please give a link back when you share and I would love to hear your thoughts on any future content! XO CC>


  3. Nidia Hayward
    February 3, 2013

    With havin so much content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright violation? My site has a lot of unique content I’ve either authored myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my permission. Do you know any techniques to help prevent content from being ripped off? I’d really appreciate it.

    From Cecilia: You can either spend all your energy on defending your copyrights or you can spend it on being original and innovate so far ahead of your plagiarists, they can’t keep up! 🙂 That’s the LEGO theory ( I just go with a Creative Commons 3.0 so what I put up, as long as it is not-for-profit, attributed back to me AND can’t be used to endorse surrounding contents…I’m fine with as I wouldn’t put anything up in here that was not intended for public distributions anyway! see my CC 3.0 policies and the boring legal details:


    December 24, 2012

    Some time before, I couldn’t order anything online in Egypt during the Jasmine Revolution, everything was locked down. Thank heaven my brother proposed to try to telephone the trustworthy suppliers we used in the past but then it took a long time to make the call connect. This was a few years ago. I hope your art goes well.


  5. Jillian Fehrle Doucette
    December 7, 2012

    Congratulations! I hope Egypt appreciates your work as much as the rest of the world do!


    • ceciliawyu
      December 24, 2012

      Thank you Jillian. You know the show has been moved to Christmas 2012 because of the protest over the National Referendum in Egypt. 🙂

      Invitations (Arabic) to the Cairo Opera House Christmas Art event and Opera Extravaganza 2012. I am so honoured to be a part of this… the fact that Verdi’s Aida opera premiered there for their Christmas 24th Dec 1871 has not escaped me and words cannot describe my appreciation and thanks to all those involved in this Incredible journey. I know the parrallel goes even further, Verdi’s show was delayed due to the Franco-Prussian war…and our show was delayed because of the Jasmine Revolution.History has a way of repeating…Happy Holidays! Thank you Samia Kamel, El Hanager and of course Egypt! Thank you!!!!


  6. anazine
    October 27, 2012

    I am so happy tooooo JUST WOW for all the great things you are doing and sharing and I am really blessed to see you around! 😀


    • ceciliawyu
      October 27, 2012

      Thank you so much for reblogging Yes I am very excited about Egypt National Opera house art gallery. I hope to see the poetry book very very soon. 🙂 love Cecilia


  7. anazine
    October 27, 2012

    Reblogged this on AraBelle!.


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