Dialogue of colors, various new themes in 30 paintings by 6 prominent Syrian artists

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Damascus, SANA – 30 paintings by 6 prominent Syrian artists and of different themes and techniques were showcased in the art exhibition hosted by Tajalliyat Art Gallery in Damascus after being  showcased  first in Kuwait city.

In a statement to SANA, Assistant Minister of Culture, Ali al-Mubaiyed, said that the exhibition reflects the situation of the plastic art movement in Syria since it exhibits the paintings of elite artists who were able to depict the concerns, pains, aspirations and hopes of the Syrian people through deep creative visions.

He stressed the Ministry’s keenness on organizing such exhibitions with the aim of spreading the real Syrian culture in society.

Artist Nizar Sabour’s 11 paintings featured different experiences and depicted images from the Syrians’ life during the years of war, while artist Edwar Shahda has chosen the archeological ruins of Palmyra which have been subjected to devastating destruction and sabotage acts at the hands of terrorists to be the main theme of his artworks.

In his four paintings, artist Ghassan Na’anae’ used new techniques, styles and color contradiction to express the pain and sorrow.

Visitors noted the dialogue of colors and new themes presented in artist Asmaa Faioumi’s 4 paintings, about which Faioumi said that she attempted to provide a powerful image of the Syrian suffering due to current crisis, adding that the red color symbolizes the blood of martyrs who sacrificed their souls to defend the homeland.

Art, according to her, helps establish new relations among people and open doors for dialogue, noting that the new generation of plastic artists have a lot of creative talents who will contribute to the future of art movement in Syrian.



Source  :  Syrian Arab News Agency

Amounts of narcotic substances meant for smuggling to armed groups seized in Homs

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Homs, SANA-Authorities in Homs seized a car loaded with large amounts of hashish and Captagon pills in the northern countryside of the province.

The competent authorities managed to seize large amounts of hashish and Captagon pills placed inside a car intended for smuggling to the armed groups in the northern Homs countryside, according to SANA reporter.



Source  :  Syrian Arab News Agency

Syrian athletes’ achievements and stories of success continue to make all Syrians proud of their nation

Damascus, SANA – Syrian athletes’ achievements and stories of success continue to sow the seeds of hope inside everyone in the country and make all Syrians proud of their nation.

For 13 years, para-athlete Mohammed Khalid Mohammed, born in 1984 and started his sports career in 2002, participated in several regional and international para athletics championships and crowned his journey to achieve success with victory as he won a number of gold medals.

In an interview with SANA sports bulletin, Mohammed recalled his first participation with the Syrian national para-athletics team in the Arab Para Games held in Algeria in 2004 where he ranked fifth after which he won the gold medal in the Asian Para Games in Tunisia 2005.

Regarding his international participation, Mohammed said that he took part in the 2nd Asian Para Games hosted by Incheon city in South Korea in 2014 and won the gold medal of shot put competition.

He pointed out that his last participation was in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Paralympic Games where he gained the fifth place in shot put competition.

Mohammed said that he keeps up training to maintain his physical fitness with aspirations to achieve higher records in regional and international tournaments.

It’s worth to mention that Mohammed raised the Syrian flag so high when he broke the world record with a throw of 14.12 m in shot put completion and won the gold medal at the IPC Athletics World Championships which was held in Lyon, France 2013.

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Source  :  Syrian Arab News Agency