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Art month at mARTfest

A mARTFEST at Kalkanlı's Middle East Technical University promises almost one month of arts, music and theatre events, and showcases sculptor Sevcan Çerkez, stencil artist Erdoğan Ergün and a Mozart in Love trio.

Art month at mARTfest

By Anne Canalp

The season launches on Wednesday at 8pm with a TRNC Presidential Symphony Orchestra concert featuring pianist Rüya Taner.

The programme includes a cartoon workshop at 6pm on Friday with Bülent Üstün and Yılmaz Aslantürk and a three-day 1.40pm-to-5.30pm ceramics workshop with Vedia Okutan from March 13 to 15.

A Tuesday, March 13 “theatre of the absurd” 8pm performance of Ionesco's one-act play Frenzy For Two, or More is also on offer from Lefkoşa Municipality Theatre.

Stencil artist Erdoğan Ergün shares his techniques on Saturday, March 17 followed by an original print workshop with artist Gökhan Okur on Monday, March 19 and a three-day sculpture workshop with lifesize ceramicist Sevcan Çerkez from March 20 to 23. All workshops take place at the university art studios from 1.40om to 5.30pm.

Mehmet Turgut launches a 6pm talk and foyer photography exhibition on March 21 and the season winds up with four 8pm concerts at the Rauf Raif Denktaş Hall. Thursday March 22 features Blue in Green, before a Mozart in Love concert and show on March 26, a Cyprus Turkish music concert by the university choir on March 29 and a closing recital by concert pianist and Turkish State Artist İdil Biret on March 31.

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