Chargé d’Affaires J. M. Hovenier’s Speech at “Gypsy Girl” Mosaics Repatriation Event

December 8, 2018 “Merhaba. Burada olmaktan mutluyum. First, I want to thank Minister of Culture Mehmet Ersoy, Governor of Gaziantep Davut Gül, and Mayor of Gaziantep Fatma Şahin for inviting me to participate in this important event. As Ataturk said, “The foundation of The Republic of Turkey is culture.”  Turkey is home to some of ...
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Maya Azucena Concert in Adana

U.S. Consulate Adana will host the famous American singer Maya Azucena in a concert at Cukurova University on Tuesday September 26. The Consulate is organizing the concert in cooperation with Cukurova University Conservatory.    Information about the artist: Maya Azucena, a multi-award winning recording artist and magnetically inspirational woman, is known for making music that uplifts ...
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Turkish literature class brings history to light

By Leigh Hartman – May 9, 2017 The students got quite a surprise when they gathered to discuss Last Train to Istanbul, a novel that tells the true story of how Turkish diplomats helped save Turkish and French Jews during World War II.One of their classmates, Zerrin Sayar, had firsthand knowledge of that dramatic rescue: Her father had been ...
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Get ready to jam on International Jazz Day

On April 30, music lovers celebrate International Jazz Day , a worldwide commemoration of the improvised, free-form music that started in the U.S. but has transcended borders and united people in all corners of the globe. Legendary pianist and composer Herbie Hancock is UNESCO’s goodwill ambassador helping to orchestrate the day’s events, highlighted by an all-star global concert ...
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Art From Exile: Syrian refugees find their voices through art

If civil war forced you to flee your homeland, how would you live? That question is at the heart of an exhibition at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Ankara, Turkey, showcasing the work of eight Syrian artists now based in Istanbul. Titled Living, the exhibition — part of a larger project called Art From Exile — opened December 2 ...
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What do you know about the real King Midas?

You’ve probably heard the mythical story of King Midas and how everything he touched turned to gold. But you might not know that he was a historical figure who lived almost 3,000 years ago. A collaboration between Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Penn Museum  is bringing the powerful king’s story to light in Philadelphia. The exhibition, The Golden Age of King Midas , features more than 120 ...
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“Peace Mosaic” Final Launch Ceremony in Beykoz

Consul General Chuck Hunter and Mayor of Beykoz Yücel Çelikbilek attended the “Peace Mosaic” final launch ceremony on May 11th. The mural mosaic project  was carried out by Beykoz Municipality in collaboration with Meridian International Center and the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul. American mosaic artist Laurel True created this amazing artwork with students and volunteers ...
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World-renowned U.S. Artist Leroy Campbell visits Ankara for International Women’s Day Activities

U.S. artist Leroy Campbell arrived in Turkey to hold a series of creative workshops between March 6 and 21 as part of International Women’s Day (March 8) activities. After holding a creative workshop under the theme of “Happy Memories” at the Children Care House for Girls in Ankara, Campbell met youngsters in Isparta, Burdur, and ...
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Dennis Lee Mitchell and “Smoke-On-Paper”

As part of the “Art in Embassies” program, American artist Dennis Lee Mitchell presented the works he created with the “smoke-on-paper” technique to Turkish art aficionados. Over 150 fine arts students and teachers from Marmara, Sakarya, Kocaeli and Eskişehir Anadolu Universities attended a live demonstration at ASAŞ aluminum factory. Mitchell later shared the story of ...
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Ayman Jarjour and Syrian Musicians in Istanbul

U.S Consul General Chuck Hunter’s home filled with the beautiful sounds of music by Syrian Juilliard alumnus, Ayman Jarjour and three young and talented Syrian refugees – Al Hasan Al Nour (qanun), Burhan Alkhateeb (oud), Bashar Balleh (guitar). —————— Ayman Jarjour  After his Master of Music degree at The Julliard School Jarjour received his Bachelor’s ...
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Art in Embassies – Susan Eder and Craig Dennis

Untitled, 2005 LightJet print on Kodak Endura paper, archivally mounted on 1/2″ gatorboard, edition #1/5. 85 ½ x 27 in. (217,2 x 68,6 cm) Courtesy of the artists and Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, D.C. Download: Small 320 (320 x 213) Medium 500 (500 x 333) Large 2048 (2048 x 1365) Entropy in Cinnamon Swirl (Chaos, Simplicity), 2004 LightJet ...
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Art in Embassies – Chris Doyle

Waste_Generation, 2011, Digital animation on Mac Mini, Courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California Download: Small 320 (320 x 213) Medium 500 (500 x 333) Large 2048 (2048 x 1365) Biography – Chris Doyle “My work is an attempt to synthesize dichotomies and blur perceived categories. I emphasize connection and continuity over particularity and ...
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