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Seventy artworks in Lattakia Spring 2021 Exhibition

“Art is about connecting with people’s emotions . It is personal and at the same time , universal. An artist has the ability to feel strongly to be sensitive to things  and express this in the paint , gesture or color . I believe that the artist’s role , above all things , is to be as true to themselves as they can within society , the community and the world at large” Artist Fareed Reslan Head of  the Lattakia branch of Plastic Artits’ Union said in a statement to the Syriatimes e-newspaper at the sideline of opening  Lattakia Spring exhibition 2021.

The second exhibition of the icon opens in the Holy Cross in Damascus

On April 4th, Patriarch of Antioch and the Rest of the East for the Greek Orthodox John X, inaugurated the second icon exhibition (ancient church vessels, archaeological manuscripts and icons of contemporary painters) in the halls of the Holy Cross in Damascus after the Sunday Mass of the Raising the Cross.

Patriarch John X considered that the opening of the exhibition is a message of peace and love from the Syrian people

Patriarch John X added that the icons are the work of different age groups, and they are evidence that we remain in Syria.

Patriarch John X pointed out that the 3-day exhibition embodies Easter and the Resurrection within us these days, and that we do not fear difficulties, but rather we are moving towards hope

Patriarch John X said, “We in Syria are Muslims and Christians, one family, and our feasts, joys, and sorrows are always shared, and this is how we were brought up in it, and this is a reality that we live in.” 

Science, Culture and Arts Festival kicks off at Al-Wadi University in Homs

Plastic art and its relationship to architecture is the title of the first day of the Science, Culture and Arts Festival, which was launched at Al-Wadi University in Homs with the participation of the National Union of Syrian Students, Al-Wadi University Branch, the Plastic Artists Union, the Al-Adiyat and Expatriate Friends Associations and the Homs Culture Directorate

About 30 artists with 42 paintings representing various expressive, abstract and classic art schools participated in the activities of the first day of the festival.

The National Association for Tourism Development Highlights Syrian Traditional Handicrafts

With the aim of preserving  and encouraging learning Syrian traditional handicrafts,  the National Association for Tourism Development   in Syria has  recently held  a cultural event under the title “ Our tourism is our wealth” at the cultural center in Abu Rummaneh in Damascus.  

The event, which included organizing an exhibition on displaying  various traditional handicrafts and industries mastered by creative hands, aimed to support the projects of women and youths in an attempt to  provide job opportunities and revive heritage crafts  which Syria is famous for.

The National Film Organization announces the results of the 2021 Short Film Competition

On March 31st, the National Film Organization announced the results of the short texts competition to choose the best script for two short fictional films in the fields of children's and current reality cinema.

In the category of children's cinema, the prize was equally awarded by each of the two scripts of the film “Salma” by journalist Muhammad Samir Tahan, and “A Difficult Corner” by Ayham A’rsan.

In the category of current reality cinema text, the prize was awarded to the script of the film “Entering to Outside” by lotus Masoud.

This competition was launched last September to support young talents in the seventh art and to give them good production opportunities.


O. al-Mohammad