Friday, November 30, 2012
Cellar – 5th floor, 335 West 16th Street, New York, NY
6 – 9pm
Established and emerging artists alike have donated over 80 works of art, each available for purchase for $75, to benefit the Priene Hali rug workshop in Güllübahçe, Turkey. The workshop has taught the craft of pile rug weaving to over 50 women from Gullubahce and its environs, allowing them to create and sell rugs independently and providing a community center.
Artworks range from drawings and paintings to photographs and editioned prints. Note: Cash only accepted for purchases.
Priene Hali traces its origins to a 2006 public-private partnership to provide women vocational training in the Turkish village of Güllübahçe. Under the leadership of Fatma Öztürk, the director and hodja (master teacher) of the studio, and with support from the Güllübahçe Municipality, the community has grown to include over 50 women who are practiced in traditional pile rug weaving.
Organized by faculty member Peter Hristoff and presented by the BFA Fine Arts and BFA Visual & Critical Studies departments in partnership with the American Turkish Society.
Participating artists (as of November 8) include:
Anton Van Dalen
Autumn Grace Dougherty
Seth Michael Forman
Steve De Frank
Nadia Haji Omar
B. J. Sussman
Gary L. Sussman
Joanna M. Wezyk
Mark De Wilde