Culture & Art

Culture & Art (102)

"Scenarists, directors, producers, opera singers, painters,mastery of cello, actor, actress, musicians, and dance groups are all in this section.  Their performans, exhibitions, films, music, show, biennials... "

Kate Moss Poses in Istanbul for Vogue Magazine

December issue: Jessica Chastain covers this month's Vogue
Kate Moss appears in American Vogue’s newly-released December issue in a spread set in Istanbul’s lush landscape. The supermodel takes to the streets of Turkey’s much-visited city in an array of designer outfits, often accompanied by English actor and 12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor in a spread titled ‘The Silk Road.’ She and Ejiofor visit The Egyptian Bazaar and the Çinili Köşk, among other sites – creating a vivid scene for outfits by the likes of Dior, Ralph Lauren, and Proenza Schouler.

Turkish Modern Art at SOFA

Image 10 Turkish artists showcased their work at the 20th Sculpture Objects and Functional Art - SOFA Chicago Fair on October 31 - November 3, 2013.  Asli Kutluay, Aysegul Kirmizi, Camekan, Derya Ozparlak, Dilek Aydincioglu, Dincer Gungorur, Meral Deger, Nadia Arditti, Pembe Hilal Tuzuner and Semra Ozumerzifon traveled to Chicago to join the opening night of the show and to represent Turkish    contemporary art as part of the ARMAGGAN Art & Design Gallery's exhibition at SOFA Chicago.

Laurel High School Teacher Uncovers Turkey's Wonders for Students

Courtesy of Kevin Holder - Laurel teacher Kevin Holder stands outside the Celsus Library in Turkey.
Laurel High School students might soon learn about the excavation site at Troy, the ruins of the Temple of Aphrodite and the dome of Hagia Sophia through the lessons of the school’s art director, Kevin Holder. Holder, 51, was one of 54 teachers nationwide — and the only one from Prince George’s County — selected to participate in a two-week tour of Turkey from June 28 to July 11. The annual trip was sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Foundation, a nonprofit organization promoting Turkish culture, and the World Affairs Councils of America, a nonprofit group promoting cultural exchanges. Both are based in Washington. Holder, of Columbia, said he plans to show images of ceramics, carvings and temple designs to his students, who will be able to use them as inspiration to create works based on Turkish influences.

The Hollywood Reporter's Alison Brower Named Editor in Chief of Dr. Oz Magazine

Image The new pilot magazine, a collaboration between Hearst Magazines and Dr. Mehmet Oz, debuts in first-quarter 2014. Dr. Oz's new magazine has an editor in chief: Alison Brower, who's spent the last five months as special projects editor at The Hollywood Reporter. Brower, the award-winning former executive editor of Redbook and deputy editor of Glamour, will lead Hearst's efforts to publish two pilot issues of a lifestyle publication for women, with health content as well as food, beauty, news, travel and finance. The title of the magazine will be announced in the coming weeks.

"Turkish Village" in America targets Abolishing Islamophobia

Image The "Turkish village" complex will be built on 60 thousand acres area in Maryland province of the US with an aim to abolish Islamaphobia following September 11 attacks. Dr. Yasar Colak, Washington Embassy Religious Affairs Counselor and President of Turkish American Community Center, expressed they made a dream come true of Muslims in America.

The NYS Legislature Adopts A Resolution Celebrating Turkish National Sovereignty

Image As a result of the action campaign by the Pax Turcica Institute, the New York state legislature adopted Resolution K298 celebrating the 93rd anniversary of Turkish National Sovereignty and Children's Day on April 23, 2013 and greeting all Turkish-Americans and the Pax Turcica members on this occasion.

ATAA Local Chapter Again Wins Best of DC Cultural Festival and Restaurants Week

Image Washington City Paper voted ATAA local chapter, American Turkish Association of Washington DC (ATA-DC) has having the "Best Cultural Festival".  The Smithsonian Institute's Folk Life Festival placed second. In addition, in the category of Food and Drinks, ATADC Turkish Restaurant Week won the "Best Culinary Event" title, over Taste of DC and DC Restaurant Week. ATADC DC Turkish Festival had won the Best Cultural Festival of DC title in 2011 as well.  For more information on the Turkish Festival, please visit:

Boston Turkish Film Festival in Full Gear

Image The 12th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival, organized by the Turkish American Cultural Society of New England  is taking place at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Sponsored by a major grant from the Turkish Cultural Foundation, the Festival will host Turkey's leading filmmakers and critically acclaimed movies and run through April 7th. One of the premier cultural events of the Turkish American community, the festival is organized by the Turkish American Cultural Society of New England with support from the Museum of Fine Arts.

Morristown Welcomes New Turkish Delight

Photo: Natalie Davis
By Natalie Davis ( - What a difference six months make. More than half a year ago, Oscar and Anna Ata of Bedminster launched their plan to start a business marketing imported Turkish items. The new South Street enterprise, called A Taste of Turkey, had its grand opening last week. Oscar Ata said the opening event, which featured a visit from Morristown Mayor Timothy Dougherty, was a huge success, but the newly minted entrepreneur still carries a little disappointment.
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