A new exhibit at Government House in Regina

Thursday, Apr. 7, 2016
Today Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield opened a new exhibit at Government House in Regina.  East and West:  Creating Bridges of Cultures and Art features the work of Turkish Canadian artist Muveddet Al-Katib.
 
“We are fortunate to have a diverse population in Saskatchewan, but it can be challenging for newcomers to connect with others and feel a sense of belonging,” said the Lieutenant Governor.  “Art can be a place of connection, where we learn about other cultural traditions.  Through her work, Muveddet introduces us to Turkish history, art, and culture.  We are delighted to feature this beautiful collection at Government House.”
 
The exhibit will be on display until July 3, 2016.
 
 
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For more information contact:
 
Carolyn Speirs
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
(306) 530-5430
carolyn.speirs@gov.sk.ca
 
 
Artist biography attached. 
 
Artist Biography:
 
Muveddet Al-Katib was born in 1978 in Antioch (Antakya), Turkey, a city of great historical significance as a collection point for art, trade, politics, and religion. The city has been a melting pot of civilization and culture with all major religions represented and a history dating from Roman times.
 
Always passionate about art and the world around her, Muveddet completed her Fine Arts degree at Mustafa Kemal University in Antakya Turkey.  Her work is inspired by the art, history, and surroundings of her native country.
 
In 1998, Muveddet met her husband, Omer, and they were married 1999. She emigrated to Saskatoon where she continued to develop her art with the concept of bringing two worlds together - bridging the cultures of east and west through understanding the differences and similarities we all share. Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group shows in galleries and other outlets, including community and fundraising auctions for a diverse range of social causes, organizations, and groups in Saskatchewan, across Canada, and in Turkey. Muveddet has been active in the community supporting immigrants and the arts.
 
Muveddet lives in Saskatoon with her husband, Omer, the Honourary Consul general for Turkey and a successful Saskatchewan business person and her two sons, Kerem (15) and Emre (11).
 

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