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Sculptor Jeff Hall’s Ataturk Statue
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Jeffrey Hall's Ataturk Statue

Prof. Bulent Atalay, Goksin Carey and Jeff Hall

From a mound of clay arises a compelling statue of Ataturk, the inspiring statesman and Founder, standing gallantly in the nation’s capital. Ataturk’s unforgettable legacy was brilliantly conveyed by the renowned sculptor, Jeffrey Hall, who was commissioned by the  Ataturk Society of America and Embassy of Turkey. Audiences admire works of art, but the intricate thought-process involved in sculpting such beauty is an art-process in its own right that is often times forgotten as we’re mesmerized by the product. This episode however piques  Jeffrey’s brain as he shares with us his experience in reawakening Ataturk’s charisma. Additionally, Bulent Atalay, President of the Ataturk Society of America, shares his insight on the 6-month process, from its inception to its completion.

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In the true spirit of Ataturk’s advice: “Educate youth. Give them the positive ideas of knowledge and science. You will succeed in getting the enlightenment of the future for them…” this episode serves as testament to that sound wisdom. It follows three successful Turkish-American students in one of America’s most prestigious universities, MIT, renowned for its advancement in science and technology. Students Mehmet Onbasli, Meryem Ok, and Ali Can Soylemezoglu share their experiences and bring light to some of their achievements in science, technology, athletics, and the arts. Recently, Mehmet Onbasli was among the team of students representing the MIT School of Architecture and Planning that won “double awards in the Better Buildings Case Competition conducted at the White House by the U.S. Department of Energy.”

For the broadcasting schedule, please check http://turkishamericantv.org/program

To watch this show on the Internet, please visit http://turkishamericantv.org/episode-97

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