The summer of 2014 truly was a defining moment for ATIM, experiencing the arts to its fullest, we celebrated our first ATIM MASTERS AWARDS ceremony; we met personally a slew of talented master artists, and had a wonderful time just enjoying a few days with fellow artists whose main goals are to create and inspire. It brings a tear to my eye, remembering the wonder that those few days provided me with – not to mention the sense of fulfillment.
For our events coverage we visited Beirut and Byblos in Lebanon, Taza and Fes in Morocco, Toronto, Canada and Miami. What an amazing summer for ATIM! We had a great time covering international events and exhibitions. Log on to www.atimtv.com and enjoy our video presentations of all events.
This issue of ATIM is full of articles that focus on artists who bring us their art and their stories of success, featuring exclusive content, including “Art 2 Heart” interviews, event video presentations and much more.
My special treat for you is our very exclusive article, SAHARA – Dancing to the Beat of the Berber Heart. This article was born from the great inspiration and admiration for what I consider the culture that wins in kindness and hospitality. I have traveled many countries, but the special welcoming love and energy I felt with the Berber people in the dessert surpasses anything else. I invite you to a journey through beautiful images of the Sahara Desert to learn more about this amazing culture of “free people”.
As the magazine nears the entrance into its fourth year, I am both awed at how far it has come, and curious to see how much farther it will continue to go. We are at 2.1 million+ readers online alone, and the numbers only continue to grow! It is an incredible feeling, to be at the forefront of such an amazing journey, surrounded by talented individuals who care for the realm of art as deeply as I do. I am so honored to be a part of this, and I count it as a blessing on a daily basis.
We look forward to continue with this multicultural celebration of art for many years to come!
Editor-in-Chief ArtTour International Magazine