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Benefit Sale for Priene Hali

Nov 30, 2012; 12:00 am
Two women work on a project on a yarn loom. There is a completed project in the bottom left corner depicting a butterfly and a figure holding a flower.
Credit: Pictured: Priene Hali rug workshop (Gullubahce, Turkey)

Established and emerging artists alike have donated over 80 works of art, each available for purchase for $75, to benefit the Priene Hali rug workshop in Güllübahçe, Turkey. The workshop has taught the craft of pile rug weaving to over 50 women from Gullubahce and its environs, allowing them to create and sell rugs independently and providing a community center.

Artworks range from drawings and paintings to photographs and editioned prints. Note: Cash only accepted for purchases.

Priene Hali traces its origins to a 2006 public-private partnership to provide women vocational training in the Turkish village of Güllübahçe. Under the leadership of Fatma Öztürk, the director and hodja (master teacher) of the studio, and with support from the Güllübahçe Municipality, the community has grown to include over 50 women who are practiced in traditional pile rug weaving.

Organized by faculty member Peter Hristoff and presented by the BFA Fine Arts and BFA Visual & Critical Studies departments in partnership with the American Turkish Society.


Participating artists (as of November 8) include:

Alex Addario
Suzanne Anker
Marshall Arisman
Mustafa Ayatac
Leigh Behnke
Jessica Bowman
Farrell Brickhouse
Shannon Broder
Maria Carlucci
Michael Caudo
Emily Cheng
Maureen Connor
Daisy Craddock
Anton Van Dalen
Paul D'Innocenzo
William Donovan
Autumn Grace Dougherty
Don Eddy
Joseph Ellis
Muriel Favaro
Seth Michael Forman
Mary Frank
Steve De Frank
Joy Garnett
Murat Germen
Kayla Gibbons
Frank Gillette
Nadia Haji Omar
Maya Harder-Montoya
Marissa Havers
Valerie Hird
Dimiter Hristoff
Peter Hristoff
Shirley Irons
Evan Izer
Suzanne Joelson
Dennis Kardon
Nils Karsten
Hallie Kruger
Ignacio Lang
Brooke Larsen
Cassandra Levine
Judith Linhares
Abby Lloyd
Ro Lohin
Marie Losier
Sakura Maku
Idelisse Malave
Judy Mannarino
Henrietta Mantooth
Nihal Martli
Michelle Mercurio
Melissa Meyer
Keren Moscovitch
Dominic Musa
Jon Nazareth
Billy Ogawa
Carlos Pisco
Priene Hali
Mahshid Rafiei
Dominick Rapone
Chris Retsina
Kenneth Rivero
Taney Roniger
George Rue
Tom Saettel
Pamela Saturday
Jeffrey Schiff
Jo Shane
Gary Sherman
Amy Smith
Joan Snyder
Gary Stephan
B. J. Sussman
Gary L. Sussman
Panayiotis Terzis
Betty Tompkins
Elif Uras
Charles Yoder
Sara Varon
Trici Venola
Marilyn Walters
Naormi Wang
Daniel Wapner
Mia Westerlund
Joanna M. Wezyk
Mark De Wilde
Amy Wilson
Kevin Wixted
Thomas Woodruff
Holly Zausner


Free and open to the public
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