Near East Fine Arts Printmaking Exhibition was opened by the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay, at the Near East Yeniboğaziçi Campus Grand Library Fine Arts Gallery – University of Kyrenia
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Near East Fine Arts Printmaking Exhibition was opened by the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay, at the Near East Yeniboğaziçi Campus Grand Library Fine Arts Gallery

Near East Fine Arts Printmaking Exhibition was opened by the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay, at the Near East Yeniboğaziçi Campus Grand Library Fine Arts Gallery

The Near East Fine Arts Print Painting Exhibition, which was opened by the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay at the Near East Yeniboğaziçi Campus Grand Library Fine Arts Gallery, was attended by Faculty of Fine Arts and Design Faculty Members Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yücel Yazgın, Assist. Prof. Dr. Mine Okur, Dr. Gökhan Okur, Dr. Raif Kızıl and Selçuk Yalovalı and brought together 20 artworks for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts.

The “Near East Fine Arts Print Painting Exhibition”, the 374th exhibition organized by the Museum of Modern Arts, can be visited until Friday, July 16, 2021 at the Near East Yeniboğazici Campus Grand Library Fine Arts Gallery.

At the opening ceremony held at the Halil Günsel Culture and Congress Center, the Minister of Public Works and Transport Resmiye Canaltay Eroğlu, the Director of the Near East Enterprises Museums Department, Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul and Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design Prof. Dr. Erdal Aygenç delivered speeches. After the speeches, the opening ribbon was cut and the artworks were opened to visitors.

Near East Fine Arts Printmaking Exhibition was opened by the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay, at the Near East Yeniboğaziçi Campus Grand Library Fine Arts Gallery

Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay: “Among all the beautiful things that the Near East Enterprises has done, perhaps the most beautiful thing is to touch our souls with art.”
Starting her speech at the opening ceremony of the Near East Fine Arts Printmaking Exhibition emphasizing that “One of the biggest influences on a country’s recognition and development is the importance that country attaches to art”, the Minister of Public Works and Transport Resmye Eroğlu Canaltay said, “We see the importance that the Near East Family attaches to art once again today and share this beautiful moment together.”

Minister Eroğlu Canaltay said, “We have been fighting against COVID-19 together with the whole world for about two years, and during this struggle we have been worn out economically, socially, spiritually and physically. While getting through this period, people need to return to their inner world, feed their souls and heal themselves. The best way to do this is to be intertwined with art. There is nothing that art cannot heal.”

Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay, Minister of Public Works and Transport, pointed out; “Among all the beautiful things that the Near East Enterprises has done, perhaps the most beautiful thing is touching our souls with art. I would like to thank the Near East University, which brought us together with the art exhibition we opened here today, and helped us get rid of all the negativities we are in, even for a moment.”

Near East Fine Arts Printmaking Exhibition was opened by the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay, at the Near East Yeniboğaziçi Campus Grand Library Fine Arts Gallery

Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul: “As the Near East Enterprises, one of our most important missions is to bring the Turkish Cypriot community together with the world through art and museology.”
“As the Near East Enterprises, one of our most important missions is to bring the Turkish Cypriot community together with the world through art and museology,” saying Near East Enterprises Museums Department Director Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul, continued his words as follows; “We are happy to bring the Near East Fine Arts Print Painting Exhibition, the 374th exhibition of the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, to art lovers at the Near East Yeniboğaziçi Campus Grand Library Fine Arts Gallery.”

Stating that art is universal and that it crosses all borders and does not recognize any obstacles, Prof. Dr. Özkul said, “We are happy to bring the Turkish Cypriot community together with the world through our museums, where we combine art, science, technology, culture and history.” Stating that the Maritime History Museum, which they will establish in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, will turn into one of the symbols of the country, Prof. Dr. Özkul said, “The 66-year-old TEAL Ship, which is almost a part of history and has spent the last 27 years at the Near East University and University of Kyrenia as a training and research ship, training dozens of captains for the world seas, will serve the art of the country as the Maritime History Museum.”

Emphasizing that the Near East Yeniboğaziçi Campus has become the education, art and health center of the region, Prof. Dr. Ali Efdal Özkul said that they will continue to open new exhibitions at Yeniboğaziçi Grand Library Fine Arts Gallery and Halil Günsel Culture and Congress Center Exhibition Hall.

Near East Fine Arts Printmaking Exhibition was opened by the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Resmiye Eroğlu Canaltay, at the Near East Yeniboğaziçi Campus Grand Library Fine Arts Gallery

Prof. Dr. Erdal Aygenç: “We are opening our 374th exhibition, easy to say. Behind this number lie years of experience, the labor of hundreds of artists, and an intelligence and vision that embraces all of these and builds the future of the country.”
Stating that the Near East Fine Arts Printmaking Exhibition is the 374th exhibition held by the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts, Prof. Dr. Erdal Aygenç said, “We are opening our 374th exhibition, easy to say. When you look at it, it consists of five syllables and three numbers. It is also very easy to say; 374. However, this is not a mere number. Behind it, there is the experience of years, the labor of hundreds of artists, and an intelligence and vision that embraces all of these and builds the future of the country.

Prof. Dr. Aygenç referring to the Swiss archaeologist, historian and photographer Waldemar Deonna’s statement, “An artist can only be effective in a society that has reached a level that can understand itself”, said, “There are so many exhibitions that have been opened and will be opened, museums that have been established and are being established, that bring society together with art and aim to raise its culture. All these are the result of a vision that coincides with the very words of Deonna. The owner of this vision is our Founding Rector, I would like to thank Dr. Suat İrfan Günsel, the Günsel Family and the Near East Enterprises.”