30 July, 2006

Sacred Tree - Bulgaria

October 2000

Sacred Tree Print Exchange: "From Myth to Interpretation"

Contributed and organized by member Arafat Al-Naim

In the city of Veliko Turnovo Municipality Art Gallery, Bulgaria and as a part of The International Ecofestival Veliko Turnovo 2000

The Sacred Tree Print Exchange Exhibition will take place from the 6th to 29th of October.

The Australian artist printmaker J Severn was the initiator of this idea. The exhibition will showcase the print works of 26 artists from 4 continents that shared with each other different myths and interpretations of this theme.

The exhibited works explore the richness of printmaking in different countries. This exhibition comes to emphasize print exchanging forms and to expand traditional means of creativity, exchanging experience, information, and art works between printmaking artists from different parts of the world.

Diana Draganova, art critic, historian and expert of contemporary art from the National Art Gallery Sofia, is going to introduce the exhibition. Draganova said that transmitting myths from one culture to another and artists meeting in this exhibition is a kind of dialogue and varied personal interpretation in spite of differences.

A catalogue including the exhibited print works is going to be printed and sent to cultural institutions around the world.

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