LOS ANGELES, April 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Turkish American Artist Bridge (TAAB), a non-profit arts foundation, will be hosting an evening dedicated to Bedri Baykam, the prominent Turkish artist and World President of the International Association of Art (IAA), an official partner of UNESCO.
The event titled "World Influencers: An Evening with Bedri Baykam" will take place at UCLA's School of Law on Sunday, April 10th 2016 at 5 pm. It is part of worldwide celebrations surrounding World Art Day on April 15, which was spearheaded by Baykam and the IAA committee. Baykam is being recognized for his contributions to art and culture at weeklong events organized by Art Walk LA (http://downtownartwalk.org/).
"It is an honor for me to attend this important occasion," Baykam said. "We hope WAD will continue to grow and that the international art community will help create worldwide peace and a common understanding."
The evening will include a talk by Baykam and a video presentation about his life. The event is co-sponsored by UCLA's Center for Near Eastern Studies (http://www.international.ucla.edu//cnes/).
Baykam is an internationally-renown artist and writer, as well as a cultural and political commentator, whose work spans 50 plus years. He has had 136 solo shows and group exhibits at museums and galleries around the world, and has written 26 books and countless articles, including the top-selling, "Monkeys' Right to Paint", a groundbreaking book about multiculturalism. Baykam studied at the Paris Sorbonne and the California College of Arts. He was elected World President of the IAA in 2015 and will serve until 2019. He is the founder of Piramid, a multimedia arts and publishing company in Istanbul. (www.piramidsanat.com)
The Turkish American Artist Bridge is an independent, non-profit charity organization whose mission is to promote a cross-cultural exchange of art, music, film and other art forms. TAAB showcases artists from around the world through seminars, concerts, exhibits and fundraising events. Sena Denktas serves as TAAB's President and its board includes artists, musicians, academics and other professionals.
This is a members-only event. A promotional discount is offered at $50 per person and $75 per couple.
To become a member or for more information visit www.taab.us
SOURCE The Turkish American Artist Bridge (TAAB)