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CAPTION: Genta Art Market visitors posing for photos at the Shah Alam Lake Cultural Site, in Shah Alam on February 26, 2022. — Picture by REMY ARIFIN/SELANGORKINI

Visitors, participants of Genta Art Market support its continuation to educate society on creative scenes’ uniqueness

By Zareef Muzammil

SHAH ALAM, Feb 27 — The organising of the Genta Art Market has stimulated the interests of its participants and visitors, including one poetry lover to go back into writing about her passion.

Masyitah Syahirah Mustapha, 25, admits she ceased writing poetry since the Covid-19 pandemic began, so as to focus on her career as an assistant researcher.

She said despite writing over 50 poems since 2013, all of which have not been published, it has not stopped her interest in continuing to write.

Assistant researcher and amateur poet Masyitah Syahirah Mustapha, 25. — Picture by REMY ARIFIN/SELANGORKINI

“Truly I am passionate about the arts scene, especially on poetry writing and organising arts events. I hope programmes such as this will continue to go on,” Masyitah Syahirah said when met at the grounds of the Shah Alam Lake Cultural Site yesterday.

She added that after restarting her poetry writing, she is not yet ready to send any of her works to be published.

Another visitor, Natasya Eirdyna Hairulnizam, 22, said her keen interests in the creative arts is the main reason why she visited the Genta Art Market with two of her friends.

The accountings student, now in her second semester pursuing her Association of Charted Certified Accounts (ACCA) course at KDU University College, said the market has exposed her to the unique diversity of the creative arts.

Accountings student and market visitor Natasya Eirdyna Hairulnizam, 22. — Picture by REMY ARIFIN/SELANGORKINI

 

“Before this, I thought the creative arts only consisted of illustrating and drawing, since that is my interest, but in actuality, its scope is quite wide.

“Programmes such as these are of immense benefit to me as it provides the opportunity to watch performances from musicians and poets, as well as supporting arts, crafts, and books exhibitors,” Natasya Eirdyna said.

Raihana Jasmine Jefree, 25, said she enjoys being able to partake in the leisure activities at the market, as she has been unable to do so for some time due to being busy with work.

“I am unfamiliar with arts and writing, but it is a pleasure to come to such events and hang out with friends.

Market visitor Raihana Jasmine Jefree, 25. — Picture by REMY ARIFIN/SELANGORKINI

“Similarly I feel such activities should be organised from time to time, so as to expose the wider public to the creative arts,” she said.

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