Homeland Document Establishment honors winners of "This Is My Story" Competition

Damascus (ST):  Homeland Document Establishment has honored the winners in "This Is My Story" competition for the year 2020  in a ceremony held at al-Assad Library in Damascus.

The stories highlighted noble values and the suffering of the Syrian people and their legendary steadfastness during the terrorist war on Syria.

The contributions consisted of 800 stories in this year's competition , twelve of which won and they were distributed to four age categories.

Syrian Artist Abeer Al-Assad: online exhibitions strengthen Syrian expatriates’ connection with art of the motherland

Plastic artist Abeer Al-Assad has chosen  to participate in the first Syrian electronic exhibition in Ukraine through a painting entitled “Nature and Fate” with water technology on a large size canvas in an expressive style which  mixes nature with an imagined world that expresses  the artist’s  special vision .

Regarding the exhibition, which is  organized by the Syrian community in Ukraine, the artist  Al-Assad  said in a statement to SANA, "My participation in this exhibition is a great opportunity for me to present my work to the Syrian and Ukrainian people  in a European country that is interested in art and culture and has several important museums."

Abeer Al-Assad , who works in the Syrian embassy in Warsaw, considered that cultural exchange between Syria and Ukraine through such online  exhibitions is a good opportunity to introduce art and artists in Syria, indicating that exhibiting  her painting in a group of works by  important Syrian plastic artists  is an addition to her artistic career and gives her greater impetus to move forward with new participation in virtual art  exhibitions.

Photography exhibition for Novosti correspondent in Damascus depicts Syrian Army's victories in battles against terrorism

A collection of photographs, taken by Russian photographer Michael Alauddin, Head of the Russian Novosti News Agency Office in Damascus, has documented the victories of the Syrian Arab Army over terrorism in addition to the Syrian citizens’ life under the war.

The Russian correspondent’s photographs were displayed within an exhibition held on Sunday at the Abu Rumaneh Cultural Center in Damascus under the title “Syria From War to Peace”.

Sixth Folklore Festival in Sweida highlights Syria’s heritage as a national treasure

The Sixth Folklore Festival, which    kicked off  recently at the Directorate of Culture in Sweida, presented several cultural activities that highlighted the need to preserve Syria’s rich heritage.

The activities of the  festival, which is organized  in cooperation between the  directorate of heritage at  the Ministry of Culture and  Sweida  Culture directorate ,  included the opening of a  tangible heritage  exhibition  which displayed  dozens of traditional pieces and tools  including straw dishes, embroidery, food, water and lighting  tools , ancient  measures and handicrafts. .

Activities of the exhibition (Pulse of Aleppo) for handicrafts and heritage professions kick off

The activities of the “Pulse of Aleppo” exhibition for handicrafts and heritage professions kicked off  on Saturday in Aleppo with the participation of more than 63 craftsmen representing pottery making crafts, Arabic calligraphy, copperware and carpets, in addition to embroidery,  Aleppo laurel soap and others.

The head of the Craftsmen Union in Aleppo, Bakur Farah, underlined the importance of the exhibition in restoring life to craft installations, considering that it is a message to the world that the city of Aleppo is back as it was thanks to the sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army.

For his part, Munir al-Akash, director at the Syrian Trust for Development, stated that the exhibition will last for three days and include professions that are threatened with disappearing, such as pottery making, bamboo work and peat-breaking, in order to create a job market for those who have these professions so that they can continue practicing their professions, which preserve the Syrian cultural identity.

Ahmed Al-Yaseen, head of the Executive Office of Aleppo Municipality, highlighted the importance of this exhibition by contributing to the reconstruction of Syria through various industries and crafts.