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Paintings of plastic art decorate ancient hall in Al-Arba’een Church in Homs

The plastic artists in Homs chose the archaeological hall in Al-Arba'een Church in the old city center to hold their exhibition, which comes within the activities of the Culture and Media Forum, which started on Sunday and continues over a period of two weeks.

The exhibition, which witnessed a wide presence of intellectuals and those interested in art and ancient heritage, included various paintings of plastic art, sculpture, oil painting and traditional crafts.

Archbishop “Georges Abu Zakhim” Archbishop of Homs said the exhibition expresses the strong will for the continuity of art as a simple expressive mean that unites society in its various intellectual and social fields.

16 artists from Syria and Russia embody the meanings of hope and life in a joint art exhibition

Damascus (ST): 16 Syrian and Russian artists have embodied the meanings of hope, love, common life, and the beauty of Damascus, past and present, in a joint exhibition that included their paintings, sculptures and graphics at the Russian Cultural Center in Damascus. The exhibition, which is the first of its kind held by the Center after years of stopping .

Nikolai Sukhov, Director of the Russian Cultural Center,  said  that it came as part of efforts to consolidate Syrian and Russian cultural relations and help artists in Syria by pushing the wheel of art and presenting high-end art to the center's visitors who amount to over a hundred a day, raising a new generation on culture and art, and drawing their attention to high human meanings.

A skillful Syrian weaver produces magnificent silk works with his primitive loom

For hundreds of years in Syria , a rich culture was built around the traditional wooden loom and textile weaving which became  a traditional Syrian craft  back in the days of the old silk road.

Loom weaving in Syria is considered an art , an activity that is still practiced by few groups that have developed different technologies, weaving techniques and types of weaves, using a diversity of tools and looms to create textiles with different characteristics and designs.

The Syrian Book Month exhibition is kicks off in Sweida

On March 10th, the Syrian Book Month exhibition was opened at the Culture Palace in the city of Sweida.

The 600-title exhibition witnessed a remarkable turnout for the big number of books with new and varied titles, in addition to benefiting from 60%- discounts on them.

Models of ancient Syrian crafts made by women in an exhibition at Mezzeh Cultural Centre

Damascus (ST):  Examples of ancient Syrian crafts made by women and displayed at the Arab Cultural Center in Mezzeh have  reflected the harmony of Syrian women with the heritage of their country and their ability to preserve it and present it to the public.

Regarding the exhibition held on the occasion of Women's World Day, titled “The Syrian Woman, Leader and Attitude,” artist Najwa Al-Sharif, the organizer of the event, said that she relied on the participation of a group of women with different heritage crafts in order to protect these crafts from extinction and revive them by relying on recycling old things.

Al-Sharif pointed out that, through her profession of "glass mosaic," she is trying to introduce Arabic thread in different colors into works of art that can be used as artifacts or in domestic use such as vases, trays and various utensils, referring to the importance of reviving artistic activities on Women's World Day because women in our country have an active presence in the society.

Hasna' Saeed, a member of the needle and thread group, indicated that the group participated in the product of the beehives project, which was established by dentist, Sahar Al-Basir, through bed covers, curtains, and table linens that show the heritage and artistic side, pointing out that the aim of the needle and thread is to provide additional income for housewives and revive the heritage with simple capital  that doesn't go beyond needle, thread and some old fabric.

K.Q.