Mustafa Ali Gallery Launches Virtual Art Forum 2020

The rise of Covid-19 has forced cultural movements to explore alternative digital spaces with online exhibition and forums and a rise in virtual reality.

The Corona virus has led cultural institutions and galleries  to close, but these virtual experiences can still enrich your life with art in the meantime 

Mustafa Ali Gallery in Damascus has launched  the project of “ Virtual Art forum”  , with the aim of creating a cultural space that allows  discovering locally new Syrian youth talents in plastic art. 

The forum starting from the 15th of September maintains social distancing policy within the framework of the precautionary measures adopted to confront the CoronaVirus

The  world  Syrian sculptor  Mustafa Ali said in a statement to SANA, “We launched the  forum  this year in its first session with the aim of reflecting the sophisticated civilized face of Syrian culture and arts in general and to attract the new generation of young Syrian plastic artists in order to raise their cultural, intellectual and artistic awareness.”

National Museum Park hosts eighth oil painting gathering

Damascus (ST): The National Museum Park is currently hosting the eighth oil painting gathering under the title of "The Bridge of Love".

Ten artists are taking part in the event which is organized by the directorate of Fine Arts at the Ministry of Culture.

Each artist contributed two paintings that deal with various themes.

Director of fine arts sculptor Imad Kashout said that this gathering has been held for eight years despite the war being launched on Syria.

Artist Bassam al-Hajali said that the gathering is an important event that casts light on Syria's eventful history and deep-rooted civilization. It also plays an important part in raising the awareness of people towards Syria's rich antiquities and eventful history.

International plastic artist Sebhan Adam launches an annual art prize to encourage creative talents

The international Syrian plastic artist, Sebhan Adam, launched his annual award, in its first session, under the title "The Golden Sheep" , targeting all art lovers, including amateurs and professional academics, in several age groups.

Regarding the award, SANA quoted  plastic artist Adam as saying: “The Golden Sheep Award"  has an independent and non-profitable character with the aim of achieving a general social and cultural benefit, and it will be personally funded every year in order to support and encourage creative talents.”

The award, which is aimed at all art lovers from the age of 15 years and over, comes according to Adam in difficult economic conditions, showing the will of the Syrian people to achieve success in the various fields of artistic creativity.

Artist Adam explained that the competition requires that each contestant submit two pictures of two artworks, one of which embodies his best artistic productions and the second represents his perception about the golden sheep as the title of the competition,  in order to ensure the originality of the first work by the artist Adam, the arbitrator for the award.

Activities of Al-Dalbah 8thForum for Culture and Arts Kick off in Mashta Al-Helou

Under the title “ for people.. for life”,  activities of AL- Dalbah  8thForum for Culture and Arts kicked off on Tuesday  at Al-Dalbah  Square in Mashta al-Helou in Tartous  province.  

The three-day cultural event is organized by a number of economic, civil and expatriate activities. 

A sculpture and painting forum was opened on the first day of the festival  with the participation of 7 sculptors and five painters who used various materials, including wood, clay, stone and painting on walls within the graffiti  project “Towards a Beautiful  Town” to remove the distortion on  the region’s walls. 

The general supervisor of the forum, lawyer Wael Sabbagh, said to SANA  that the people of Mashata  Al-Helou used to meet their guests of  the festival under Al- Dalba tree .  This perennial tree, which the forum  bears its name,  symbolizes love, life, hope and rebirth.

He  stressed  that they continue to hold this  festival despite all circumstances.

Syria launches postage stamps with images of landmarks

The Syrian Postal Establishment has launched postage stamps with images of landmarks of Syria. 
The landmarks that you can see on the new postage stamps are of the citadels of Marqeb, Jaabar, Salaheddin, Fakhereddin al-Ma'ani and Mesyaf.