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REF NO.: 191

SUBJECT: Memorial University to host poppy painting exhibit

DATE: July 6

Note to editors:

The QEII Library at Memorial University will host an art exhibit featuring the work of Turkish artist Hikmet Çetinkaya.

The exhibit, titled From Hostility to Friendship 1915-2015: Remembering the Fallen Soldiers in Gallipoli with Poppies, features 20 paintings exclusively depicting the poppy, which is a prominent international symbol of remembrance. Some of the paintings are still available for purchase.

The grand opening of the exhibition will take place 5 p.m. on Friday, July 24, in the First Space Gallery on the main floor of the library and will run until Sept. 15.

Media agencies are invited to attend.

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