At the event organized by Akdeniz Municipality, Mersin University Faculty of Fine Arts Faculty Member Assoc. Prof., who held 17 personal exhibitions in the country. The "Retrospective Exhibition", where Hüseyin Sönmez's special works are presented, was opened to art lovers.

Akdeniz Mayor Hoşyar Sarıyıldız, Mersin Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Advisor Bedrettin Gündeş, Ahmet Yeşil, known as the Painter of Strings, and municipal council members as well as many names from the city's art community attended the opening of the first day of the exhibition organized at Akdeniz Art Gallery. Mayor Sarıyıldız, who visited the exhibition and chatted with the guests, Painter Hüseyin Sönmez, the owner of the beautiful works on display, said, "I would like to thank our valuable artist, Mr. Ahmet Sönmez, and our employees of the Directorate of Culture and Social Affairs, who contributed to the organization of the exhibition, for delivering these special and beautiful works to us. These beautiful works are also "There is intense effort, decades of experience and contribution. Our artistic and cultural activities will continue uninterruptedly in the coming periods," he said.

Sarıyıldız underlined that, as Akdeniz Municipality, they will work to remove all obstacles to the development of art and artists, to make art accessible to the public and to increase the public's interest in art; "We will make the Mediterranean, where different languages and cultures live brotherly, the center of art. We will also try to create new opportunities for our artists," he said.

Mersin University Faculty of Fine Arts Lecturer Assoc. The Retrospective Exhibition, consisting of Hüseyin Sönmez's special works, will be open to the visit and appreciation of art lovers at Akdeniz Art Gallery until April 26, 2024. (DHA)