Monday, March 26, 2007
International artists will gather next month in the Cappadocia region for art. The International Uchisar Cappadocia Art Camp, which is marking its fourth year, will unite 20 artists from all over the world in Nevsehir’s Uchisar district. The works featuring the natural beauties of Cappadocia and created by the artists during their stay in the region will be displayed in the historic Uchisar Castle as part of the activities.
Speaking to the Anatolia news agency, Uchisar Mayor Mustafa Zühal said besides Turkish artists, around 20 painters including French, German, Dutch, Italian, Columbian and Argentinean artists are expected to participate in the event.
“The camp is quite important for international promotion of our region and its districts. Cappadocia will be conveyed on canvases through the eyes of the artists. We will also be able to further promote our region to international visitors via an exhibition comprising artists’ works scheduled at the end of the camp on April 23,” he said, adding, “We made the art camp a traditional one. We want to continue it in a more comprehensive way since we find a chance to show and promote Cappadocia from different perspectives. We will thus give every sort of support to the artists participating in the event.” The camp will run through from April 2 to April 23.