and Exhibition 'Under the Sky we are all the Same'
Association of Cyprus Paper Artists had held a very interesting and inspiring
art workshop at the beginning of 2020, that was the making of artistic pencils
of paper, of recycled, handmade paper or any other paper, using pencil leads of
different sizes, a green idea of avoiding wood on the one hand and using
discarded paper or handmade paper on the other. It was fun to see the results, not
all were made for daily use but rather for decoration and reminding us to protect
the idea was to organize an auction and sell the pencils for charity and to
donate the money to people in need. Now, finally, end of June, Ali Rüstem of
Rüstem Bookstore in Nicosia who is known for his creative and innovative ideas,
undertook to conduct the auction in cooperation with KKSD which now took place
on June 20 in Rüstem’s garden with a professional auctioneer. The Mayor of
Nicosia, Mehmet Harmancı, was guest at the auction; he will manage the money
that came in through the auction and channel it into the right direction. There
were 56 lots given in for auction and most of them were sold; the income was TL
3.850 and this amount will be given to people in need due to Corona Pandemic,
people of which the Mayor keeps a list.
the auction, we could see the art works showcased in the beautiful art gallery
rooms of Rüstem Bookstore, works of a project (Cooperation of EMAA, KKSD and
KUIR Kibris) which had been planned and was ready to go on display months ago,
when the Corona Pandemic restrictions were announced. The exhibition was then
held online, an impressive virtual exhibition, but thanks to Ali Rüstem’s
offer, the works could now be presented in a real show. Here a big thank you to the organisers.
exhibition will be open for another two to three weeks during normal office
hours of the bookstore, i.e. 19:00 hrs. There is a lot to do at Rüstem’s
Bookstore besides looking for current or rare books, it is a place where you
can meet people who come here to satisfy their intellectual hunger and you can also
find good food for thoughts and body and exchange ideas with others.