>Date:  4 Jun 2001 16:46:26 MDT
>From: AHMED KHALED <a.khaled-art@usa.net>
>To: cyberstaff@lastplace.com
>
>HELLO..
>    IT'S GREAT TO WATCH YOUR CREATIVE WEBSITE..
>  I'D LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE PYGOYA ART &THESE NEW STYLES LIKE
> GLASSES ART
>...etc.
>   I'M AHMED KHALED..EGYPTIAN ARTIST..
>                                 THANKS
>
>                                   AHMED KHALED
To: cyberstaff@lastplace.com
Subject: [Fwd: Offer of gift art show at your school]


To: a.khaled-art@usa.net

Dear Ahmed,

Do you or any other artist in Egypt create fine arts digital art?
Let me know as I would like to do an exhibition at www.lastplace.com
that features Egyptian digital art.  I searched on search engines for
"Egypt digital art" and get "NO RESULTS".  So I think NO Egyptian
digital art exists on the internet.

I would like to donate some artworks to your school so the students and
faculty can see digital art. I am Hawaiian American digital artist since
1985, lst in Hawaii.
After the exhibit at your school you can keep the artworks as a gift
from me. It is 12 works, a part of an exhibition to be held at a small
Hawaii museum next month, July 3rd opening reception. I will attend the
opening at this other island away from Honolulu.
www.lastplace.com/EXHIBITS/EHCC/index.html

If you can accept my gift of art and have exhibition at your school,
maybe I can travel to Egypt and give lecture on "Cyberart of the
Internet Cyberculture". I gave lecture in 1999 at US Embassy American
Center in Calcutta, India.  I also gave lectures at Shanghai University,
College of Fine Arts in 1988 at People's Republic of China. Also had
major show at Shanghai Art Museum, China's lst digital art exhibition.

Please let me know if you accept my gift art to you for your assistance
to share digital art culture with your school and country.

Sincerely,
Pygoya Rodney Chang, MSED, MA, PhD
(honorary professor of art, awarded by Shanghai University)

 

 

To: a.khaled-art@usa.net
Subject: Truly Virtual Web Art Museum

Dear Ahmed,

Thank you for contacting me and expressing interest in Truly Virtual Web
Art Museum.

I reviewed your site and your work is fantastic. You must be one of the
new bright talents of Egypt!

Do you do any digital art?  If you do, I would invite you to have an
exhibition (10-15 jpeg images) at my virtual Web art museum.  You would
be the lst Egyptian cyberartist- fascination by Americans to see your
work. Your exhibition like all the other international artists exhibited
at lastplace.com will have permanent exhibition online, never deleted.
So the works are truly in permanent museum of the Internet!

By the way, did you graduate for fine arts school or are you now a
faculty teacher at the art school cited in your biography?

Maybe it is a very American curiosity and silliness, but do you have any
works with pyramids as subject matter?  That would be very innovative as
subject for digital art world.

Warm Regards,
Dr. Rodney Pygoya Chang
Curator, Truly Virtual Web Art Museum

Your new Hawaiian friend on other side of this planet
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2001 17:36:33 -1000

AHMED KHALED wrote:

> DEAR PYGOYA
>         I KNOW THAT YOU 'LL NOT FIND ANY EGYPTIAN DIGITAL ART ON THE
> INTERNET..
>   BUT THAT ISN'T MEAN THAT THERE IS NO DIGITAL ART IN EGYPT..!
>  BECAUSE THE ART MOVMENT IN OUR GREAT COUNTRY IS PASSING THOUGH A VERY
> SENSITIVE STAGE..!
>    YOU KNOW THAT..
>               THE 1st competition in the digital art in Egypt was held only
> from two years ago...!

 

>     IT 'LL BE GREAT TO COME TO EGYPT ..DON'T WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING..
>  YOU ARE IN YOUR HOME..
>       I 'LL ASK ABOUT YOUR GREAT OFFER IN MY UNIVERSITY..
> & I 'LL CONFIRM YOU WITH EVERYTHING..
>      OFCOURSE I ACCEPT YOUR GIFT..
>   I 'LL DO MY BEST TO LET YOU COME TO GIVE LECTURES TO LEARN FROM YOUR GREAT
> EXPERIENCE..
>           YOUR FRIEND
>                   AHMED
To: AHMED KHALED <a.khaled-art@usa.net>
Subject: Re: YOU ARE WELCOME ANYTIME...


Dear Ahmed,

You are a great friend. Thank you very much for your help and networking for
international digital art culture.

I will send my gift digital frame boxes to you. What address do I send it too. I
will instruct the Hawaii museum to ship directly to you in Eygpt after my
exhibit there is completed on July 27th.

You can take time to find a little show place in your city after that time.
The other half of this Hawaii museum show already is going to South America. So
after the Hawaii exhibit the art works travel and disappear some other place in
the world.  Very exciting art concept for me.

If you can find some Eygptian digital artists I would like to invite them (your
work too) for a group Eygptian digital art exhibition at lastplace.com.  It will
be historical show for the Internet and for my online museum!!!!!

Thank you again,

Pygoya

 

Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2001 17:42:57 -1000

AHMED KHALED wrote:

> Dear Pygoya..
>      thanks for your interest to reply me..I M SO HAPPY TO KNOW AN ARTIST SUCH
> YOU..
>   I FINISHED MY STUDYING BUT I STILL HAVE MY GRADUATION PROJECT,IT 'LL BEGIN
> AT 27TH JUNE..& IT 'LL BE PRESENTED AT THE 1st of August.....!
> AND I'M WORKING IN NOW......
>   AND ABOUT YOUR QUESTION ABOUT IF I MAKE DIGITAL ART OR NOT..YES ..I DO..
> AND I'M VERY HAPPY TO PRESENT MY ARTWORKS ON YOUR WEBSITE..
>  BUT PLEASE SEND ME DETAILS ABOUT HOW MANY ARTWORK YOU WANT..
> AND ABOUT "approximatly" how many k.b.you want the creative..!
>   Really,
>          I'M VERY HAPPY TO HAVE YOU..
>                        your freind from the other side of the earth
>                                                  AHMED KHALED

Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2001 17:41:08 -1000
 
To: AHMED KHALED <a.khaled-art@usa.net>
 
OK, I just open and read this email.

How about you are the spotlight Eygptian digital art of the internet of Truly
Virtual Web Art Museum?!!!!!

Then you can invite other artists (2-4) to show world other Egyptian directions in
digital art.

I will need 10 of your digital works and 4 or 5 of each of other artists.
Please SEARCH and help me make the internet's FIRST cyberart show with you as the
new STAR!!!

:) Your friend on the opposite side of this spinning ball,
Fellow Earthling,
Pygoya
Hello again Ahmed,

If possible the works should have some Eygptian subject matter or at least mirror
the Eygptian landscape and/or psychic - past or present.  It not, at least the
artists/you must write a short "artist's statement" about the works, about how it
is to be an emerging digital artist in Egypt.  The world is curious to know what
the experience of the artist is there for cyberart, beginning at this time of the
century.

Go to www.lastplace.com and you can see many artists' show.  Then you know how
large to make the jpegs and K size approximations.
I also will need the portrait of you and any other artists in the show. Plus you
can decide on a "title" for the show for the online museum.

Also, do you have any midi music file that has Egyptian feeling - for background
of html pages of works.

Don't rush, you must have much work now to finish your school project.  We can do
your show later this year. Let me know what month is good for you.

Have a nice weekend (Sunday).

Your good friend in Hawaii, USA-
Pygoya

Thanks,
Pygoya
By the way, the history of digital art of Hawaii and the USA is contained in my
long time artist's journal, located at-
http://www.lastplace.com/page49.htm

It's my own experience, thoughts, over the years since the beginning of PC
graphics. Of the many artists I know abroad in computer art, their experiences
are very similiar to mine.

The journal is a good place to STUDY new digital art medium.  At the bottom you
can see articles I presented in India to 100 artists in 1999.

Warm Regards,
Pygoya

 

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