Adana to welcome 13 Kare Art Festival tomorrow

Adana to welcome 13 Kare Art Festival tomorrow

ADANA - Anatolia News Agency
Adana to welcome 13 Kare Art Festival tomorrow

Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu will be commemorated at the event. Hürriyet photo

The 13 Kare Arts Festival, the southern city of Adana’s second largest art event, kicks off tomorrow.

The festival, organized by Adana Metropolitan Municipality, will open with a concert by the Metropolitan Municipality Band in front of the Municipal Theater followed by a musical by the Adana City Theater. It wraps up Dec. 24 with the 17th Golden Camera Photography Competition award ceremony, organized by the Adana Amateur Photographers Association (AFAD) since 1990, at the Municipal Hall at 6:30 p.m. The final day will also celebrate the 100th birthday of Turkish poet Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu.

The Municipal Collection, made up of works from exhibitions since the festival began, will be presented to art lovers at the 75th Yıl Art Gallery Dec. 22. The 85-piece collection includes paintings, sculptures and gravures.

Dec. 23 will feature an exhibit as part of the project titled “A life dedicated to Photography: Mehmet Baltacı” to celebrate photographer Baltacı, an Adana local. The exhibit will display photos he took throughout Turkey from 1975 to 2005.

The Çukurova State Symphony Orchestra will perform under the baton of İbrahim Yazıcı that same day. Pianist Antonio Soria will also take part in the 8 p.m. concert at the Municipal Theater.

The festival was first organized to commemorate 13 members of AFAD killed in a 1995 traffic accident in Cappadocia. Since its inception in 1999, the event grew to feature exhibits in painting, theater, music and more.