Tirana to host first int’l watercolour festival

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times November 13, 2015 11:04

Tirana to host first int’l watercolour festival

TIRANA, Nov. 12 – More than 160 artists from all over the world will come together in Albania in the inaugural international watercolor festival that Tirana is hosting.

Helidon Haliti, 47, a veteran painter who has represented Albania at dozens of international events, is the organizer of this inaugural event in Albania as the head of the Albanian branch of the International Watercolor Society.

“The festival’s goal is multifunctional, it started as love for watercolor paintings, the technique of childhood, as a desire to revive this technique which has been silent in the past 25 years in Albania and is turning into a wonderful advertisement to promote Albania, its beauty, art, culture, tradition and above all its famous landscapes and hospitality,” says Haliti.

“All of the world’s schools will be showcased in Tirana, including China, Russia, Europe and India,” he adds.

The festival, scheduled to be held from November 21 to 25 at the National Museum of History, the Palace of Congresses and a private art gallery in Tirana will bring together watercolor artists from Turkey, India, Pakistani, Syria, Egypt, Ukraine, Spain, Italy, Russia, Macedonia, Iran, Thailand, France, U.S., Germany, Bulgaria, etc.

“The freshness of this technique, its purity of colors and the speed of completing it makes watercolor painting magic,” says Haliti.

What this exhibition will provide you with, is the emotional reaction that the public will get by the very first contact with the nostalgia for a past era that cannot be accessed anymore, organizers say.

“You will have the opportunity to see great master of global watercolor art who will not have their works displayed in Tirana but will also engage in live performances, promoting the art of watercolor to the public,” says Haliti.

“The freshness of this technique, its purity of colors and the speed of completing it makes watercolor painting magic,” he adds.

 

 

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times November 13, 2015 11:04