Music for Italy

"In times of crises, humanity unites together to confront these crises ... One for all, no politics or interests ... human life is the interest and the goal and providing support to those affected is the point." The Maestro of the Classical Orchestra at Mahmoud Al-Ajan Institute of Music, Mohammed Nizar Farhat told Syria times e-newspaper..

He went on to say, "We want to send through the online rehearsals of our classical orchestra, which includes more than 30 talented children as young as 15 years old, a spontaneous musical message of support to the great Italian people ... Italy, patron of music, art and culture"...

A Syrian Play Script among Eurodram’s Selection of Plays Recommended for Translation into Several Languages

 “Al-khawf”  (Fear)  play script for  the Syrian writer and  scenarist   Samer Mohamed Ismail won the prize  of   the European Network for Drama in translation  Eurodram  2020 . The  Syrian play script  is the original text of “ Tashih Alwan” (color correction )

Earlier, The European Network for Drama in translation had announced its 2020 selection of plays recommended for translation into several languages . These have been chosen by 290 members of 29 language committees, out of the 841 original plays received in 2019.

Artist Zuhair Khalifa: An experiment in stone sculpture that mimics the heroics of our army and the greatness of Syrian women

Art of sculptor  to Zuhair Khalifa, is the art that immortalized the civilizational values that played a pivotal role in creating civilization and strengthening our motivation to continue in life and the ability to create new and lasting innovation. In brief, sculpture is the art of eternity.

Khalifa at the beginning went towards realism, so he monitored the rural environment on the Syrian coast and its heritage and its relationship with nature and the lives of peasants and ancient tools that they used within their lives, indicating that the heritage of the region is an extension of our Phoenician ancestry  and this is clear with the names of villages and archaeological finds. This region  still gives birth to  poets, artists and creators. In the second stage of his journey with art, Khalifa developed his art  by formation and experimentation in various art schools of fiction, realism, classicism and others, diversifying its materials which are used between stone, wood and clay because this region is rich in wood, stones and various materials to make him produce his art from this place.

A Syrian man turns his house into a heritage museum

Al-Hasakah, (ST) - Androas Yusuf Shabu from Al-Qamishli continues collecting traditional tools and utensils that were used by the residents of the Syrian al-Jazeera to exhibit in his house, and his house has turned into a heritage museum. He completes what his father started 30 years ago in preserving the ancient heritage that shows the originality and heritage of the region.
Shabu shows that the exhibits' includes many social and economic aspects that have a direct relationship to the daily life of the al-Jazeera region, stressing his continuous support to his exhibition.

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in Homs hosts paintings of 19 artists

 HOMS, (ST)- A group of plastic artists in Homs chose the archaeological hall in the Greek Orthodox Diocese in the center of ancient  Homs to hold their exhibition, in which, they blended historical originality  with reality and future.

The paintings of the 30th exhibition, which were concluded yesterday, have been identified with the ancient black stones of the place, to show the march of a renewed civilization.

 The nineteen participating artists are veterans of plastic arts who have presented works that are distinguished by humanistic themes and colors in harmony with the beauty of the place as well as its diversity in terms of plastic schools and methods.

Head of the Plastic Artists Union in Homs, Emile Farha, participated in the exhibition by two expressive portraits of women that are distinguished by passion and the warmth of colors.

Faraha described the exhibition as a distinctive artistic demonstration, as it gathered an elite of artists in a historical place, which is considered one of the oldest archaeological places of Homs.

For his part, Murhaf Shahla, who is in charge of the Ghassania schools, organizer of the exhibition, explained that the aim of the exhibition is to focus on and  to revive the cultural life in the ancient city of Homs through  plastic art, and to introduce the young generation to the pioneers of this art in Homs.

Artist Aoun Al-Droubi, who participated in the exhibition by two paintings, using expressions and abstractions, saw that the exhibition has a distinctive nature for embracing plastic artists in a stunning place of charm and historical splendor that has made art more beautiful.

The artist, Carmen Shuqira, explained that the location of the exhibition has prompted her to participate in two expressive paintings entitled “Waiting” and “Hope”, which embodied in windows and raindrops falling on these windows and a girl  looking at them waiting for the coming hope.

Artist, Ismail El Helou, participated in two oil paintings on the canvas, which embodied the city's connection with women and how it enhances the bonds of love as she is the mother and wife since both of them constitute peace. While the paintings of artist, Adnan Al-Muhammad, were characterized by the deep details he has adopted in his depiction of the old Homs lanes, which gave them a distinct beauty.

The exhibition included a lecture by the plastic critic, Aksam Talaa, in which he talked about the reality of plastic art in Homs, the most important pioneering artists, as well as the various experiences of the old artists.


Amal Farhat