The group painting exhibition titled "100 Years in the Light of the Republic" prepared by Trabzon University faculty members welcomes its visitors at Trabzon Fine Arts Gallery. The works prepared by 24 faculty members from the Painting Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design and the Fine Arts Education Department of Fatih Faculty of Education, in cooperation with the Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism, were presented to the public within the scope of the 100th anniversary events of the Republic.

Trabzon Provincial Culture and Tourism Director Tamer Erdoğan said that they supported the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Republic held in the city with the painting exhibition prepared by 24 academic staff. Stating that the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic was celebrated with great joy and pride throughout the country, Erdoğan said, "We share this excitement as a nation. I would like to thank everyone who contributed by bringing together all the colors of art together with our esteemed teachers in our 100th anniversary."

Serdar Yılmaz, one of the artists whose paintings were included in the exhibition, stated that 24 educator artists, including himself, portrayed the republic in their own words. Stating that Trabzon University Faculty of Fine Arts and Faculty of Education jointly organized an exhibition within the scope of the 100th anniversary celebrations, Yılmaz noted that the exhibition was followed with interest.

Painter Serdar Yılmaz;
Giving information about his own picture, Yılmaz said the following: "Since the founding of the Republic, it has been celebrated with great love in every geography of Turkey from 7 to 70. In the past 100 years, I have seen an uncle who was close to the Republic and young children I depicted the republic celebrations they held sincerely together.

I wanted to convey in our painting how it aroused excitement even in the remotest corners of Anatolia, instead of celebrations in modern cities. "I aimed to express in the painting that they appreciated this day and made an effort to celebrate with the banner they prepared with their own hands and carried in front of them."

The 100 Years in the Light of the Republic group art exhibition can be visited by art lovers until November 7.