Turkish-Georgian Meeting in the Language of Art with Handicraft in Batumi​​​​​​​

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An event was held in the heart of Batumi, where unique works of Turkish and Georgian artists were exhibited. The exhibition titled "Labor of Hands, Light of Eye" (El Emeği, Gözenin Nuru), consisting of handcrafted works of Turkish and Georgian artists, opened on April 19, 2024.

The event, was held under the auspices of the Consulate General of the Republic of Türkiye Batumi, in cooperation with Tbilisi Yunus Emre Institute, the Ministry of Culture of Georgia's Adjara Autonomous Region and Ebruli Life and Art Association.

Rıza Kağan Yılmaz, Consul General of Turkey in Batumi. Deputy Minister of Education, Culture and Sports of Georgia's Adjara Autonomous Republic Akaki Dzneladze, Tbilisi YEE Coordinator Zekeriya Gültekin, Adjara Painters Union President Guram Putkaradze and many guests attended to the opening of the exhibition held at the Nikoloz Kandelaki Painting School Exhibition Hall, under the auspices of the Consulate General of Turkey in Batumi, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara of Georgia and the Ebruli Life and Art Association in Rize. At the event, many different handicraft products such as wood and stone carving, modern baskets, Rize cloth, Hemşin socks, Mine art and Felt art were presented to the visitors.

Handmade Works

In his speech at the event, Consul General Rıza Kağan Yılmaz used “the following expressions: We are together here today to celebrate our common points in the context of our common handicrafts. Artists, regardless of their nationality, should be valued and held in high regard."

Akaki Dzneladze said, "Let's become acquaintances, let's give heart to heart. Our Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli, who lived in the 12th century, called on humanity to become acquaintances, just like Yunus Emre. Humanity should listen to these two voices," she said.

Gültekin emphasized the importance of the expression "Labor of Hand, Light of Eye" in the Turkish language and stated that the exhibited works are a reflection of the efforts of Turkish and Georgian artists.

The event ended with the presentation of some of the handicraft products to Batumi Consul General Rıza Kağan Yılmaz and Adjara Autonomous Region Deputy Minister of Culture Akaki Dzneladze who attended the exhibition.


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