On March 30, U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain William Roebuck opened an art exhibit displaying over 40 paintings by 20 young Bahraini artists. These artists had participated in workshops presented by visiting American abstract painter Patrick Brennan, in collaboration with Bahraini artist Zakeya Zada. The aspiring artists learned new techniques of contemporary mixed-media art. Ambassador Roebuck also awarded certificates of participation to the artists. He admired the creativity, imagination, and talents that the artists display in their paintings and thanked Al-Riwaq Art Space team for their support of these workshops. Bahraini artists, including Marwa Bint Rashid Al-Khalifa, and members of the general public attended the opening.