Creative paper artwork is being displayed at Izmir University of Economics (IUE). The exhibition, prepared by the members of Traditional Arts Association, has been opened at IUE Multi-Purpose Hall with the attendance of Audrius Brüzga, Ambassador of Lithuania in Ankara. Ambassador Brüzga, who also met with IUE Rector Prof. Dr. Can Muğan, stated that they would like to improve educational collaboration between the two countries.
Mustafa Ahmet Özsoy, Honorary Consul of Lithuania, Kristina Babiciene, Second Secretary of Lithuania Embassy, IUE Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Murat Aşkar, and Lecturer Jovita Sakalauskaite, Lithuanian academician at IUE Department of Fashion and Textile Design, also attended the exhibition. Brüzga gave information about the exhibition stating that papercutting was a traditional craft in Lithuania. “Our exhibition was prepared by the members of Traditional Arts Association. We want to introduce the Lithuanian folklore to the people of Izmir and Turkey. In Lithuania paper cutting is a process of transforming paper into artwork based on songs, stories, symbols. On special days like New Year’s, we decorate our houses with these paper art. I am happy to be sharing this part of our culture with you,” said the Ambassador.
The exhibition, which was opened in Ankara and Izmir, includes 20 pieces of artwork, and it will be displayed in Bursa and Antalya as well.