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“New York Meets Istanbul”

Caligraphy Newyork İstanbulTurkish Artist, Meliksah Soyturk’s “New York Meets Istanbul” exhibition, which was held at Flushing Town Hall during the week of April 7th. to 13th. was a tremendous success among visitors young and old.

Organized by the Turkish Cultural Center of Queens, the exhibition of spectacular charcoal drawings, brought viewers from all over the city and beyond, and received comments of great admiration from everyone who attended.

All of Meliksahs works are very detailed and incredibly beautiful, but a particular favourite with most people was his panoramic view of Istanbul of the past, which is an intricate piece of work measuring approximately 15 feet long and took almost 1100 hours to complete.

Meliksah was born is Kastamonu, Turkey, in 1984 and is viewed as the best and youngest topographic Artist in Europe. He has drawn since childhood and his talent with charcoal rapidly became apparent in his youth. He uses his personal technique which is a combination and perfect blending of architectural drawing, charcoal, gravure, calligraphy and miniature.

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Unfortunately, I've never been there, or the restaurant next to it. It's not my side of town (I'm out west). There was a great North African place called Rose des Sables in the westside which had enchanting, tasteful decor and very good food. Unfortunately it closed down. I have a friend who lives in the 18th and knows all the best places, but don't remember the name of the place I went to last time for a scruptious couscous feast.
The lebanese places on the other hand are mostly on the west side, and I can vouch for a couple of places there.
One really cool middle eastern place in Paris is the cafe on top of the IMA (Institut du Monde Arabe) cultural center, at the eastern edge of the quartier latin

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