New York Meets Istanbul - An Exhibition of Charcoal Drawings


ARTIST: MELIKSAH SOYTURK
ORGANIZED BY: TURKISH CULTURAL CENTER QUEENS
ADMISSION FREE AND EVERYONE WELCOME

“All the fine arts are eternal gifts of blessed souls to humanity. The products of technology, combined with the spirit of art clocks telling us the time; glasses to compensate or correct weakened sight; telecommunicative devices that shrink space, conveying sounds and images over unbelievable distances; trains, buses and planes that transport us from place to place all these tools and objects in use in ordinary life can be the work of, and can inspire, sensitive, artistic souls” (Fethullah Gülen ‘Pearls of Wisdom’)

Meliksah Soyturk’s “New York Meets Istanbul” is an exhibition which brings the above words to life…. transporting us, through the Artist’s eye, through time and space, to another Continent. Through his work, he is bringing together two of the most wonderful cities in the world and two vastly different, yet undeniably similar cultures. These works give us a glimpse into the heart of Turkey and it’s people, their long history of peace and harmony, not just between each other, but between all nations and civilizations of the world.

Melisah Soyturk was born is Kastamonu in 1984 and is viewed as the best and youngest topographic Artist in Europe. He has drawn since childhood and his talent with charcoal rapidly became apparent. He uses his personal technique which is combination and perfect blending of architectural drawing, charcoal, gravure, calligraphy and miniature.


Date/Time

Monday, April 7, 2014 - Sunday, April 13, 2014
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location

FLUSHING TOWN HALL
137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354

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