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“Takasim” in Arabic cultural center

The Arabic Cultural Center of Abu Rummaneh held on Sunday evening a collective exhibition under the title “Takasim”. Thirty-two students from Ahmed Walid Ezzat Center participated, from different age’s categories. Among the participants there was a group of academics and professionals presenting their works that reflected long years of experience.

The exhibition included more than 80 sculptures made from gypsum and resin. The pieces take the shape of bronze, marble or basalt after processing and coloring. There was a variation of themes and sizes ranging from small to medium.

Artist Sham jumaa, an architecture student, took part in the exhibition by exposing two sculptures using resin material, she said to Syriatimes:"I have been studying in the center for two years, I am participating in this exhibition with two works, the first one indicates man’s journey through life with all pressures and obstacles, while the second refers to the female body, which is a symbol of motherhood, power and giving.

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Syrian star Qusai Khouli is currently preparing for a joint work with the famous Egyptian star Mohammad Ramadan. Khouli expressed pleasure over this work, saying that he was also preparing for another series that will bring him together with the Lebanese actress Nadin. The last appearance of Khouli was in a series titled Five and a Half "by Lebanese director Philip Amar.

Arabic Coffee

For centuries, coffee has played a central part in Arabic culture and traditions. It is interwoven in the Arab world’s history, poems, proverbs and stories.

The earliest credible evidence of coffee drinking appears in the middle of the 15th century, in Yemen's Sufi monasteries. Sufis used it to keep themselves alert during their nighttime devotions. In 1511, it was forbidden for its stimulating effect by conservative forces. In 1524 the Ottoman Turkish Sultan Suleiman I allowedby fatwa the consumption of coffee, but at the same time closed coffeehouses and warehouses containing coffee beans. In 1532 the Arabic coffee arrived to Lebanon, Palestine and Syria specially, the Syrian Badia, northern, Horan and Sweida in the south, which is khown as "AhwaMurra" and considered a traditional sign of respect and a way to bring people together or when receiving guests.

Syrian plastic artists keen on holding exhibitions inside Syria and abroad to expose the terrorist war on Syria

Over the past years of the savage war on Syria, the Syrian fine artists have chosen art to be their weapon in defending their beloved country against takfiri terrorism, artist Fareed Reslan head of the Lattakia branch of Plastic Artists' Union said in a statement to Syriatimes e-newspaper, pointing out that art carries unlimited messages as it is the mirror of civilization, history, morals and creativity and it is one of the finest types of expression.

The Syrian artists, he stressed, have been keen on holding exhibitions and other cultural activities inside Syria and abroad to depict and document the humanitarian suffering caused to the Syrians by foreign-backed terrorism that has aimed to destroy Syria's deep-rooted civilization and cultural heritage.

Syria-Donbass exhibition of documentary photographs opened in Moscow

The Department of National Policy and Regional Relations in the Municipality of Moscow has opened an exhibition of documentary photographs entitled "Syria Donbass" as part of the international project "Terrorism, a threat to human civilization" with the support of the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA, Russia Today and the Russian Writers Union.

The exhibition, which was organized in cooperation with the Presidential Administration of the Donetsk People's Republic, the Presidential Administration of the Lugansk People's Republic and the Rossar Foundation, included paintings by Russian painters and children and photographs given by SANA documenting the scale of the destruction caused by the Terrorist organizations to hospitals, schools and economic infrastructure in Syria and also depicting the destruction, victims and suffering due to the war in the popular Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk.