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U.S. Vets Gala: Amber Waves of Grace


Metin Bereketli: Energy


Article by Michael DUTRA


(Beverly Hills , CA) When The U.S. Vets Gala was recently held, honoring those that continue to make possible their outreach mission of re-integrating homeless vets into our society, the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills California was packed. 

The focal point of the evening was clearly resting on the vets, but the art exhibition/ fundraiser that marked the Gala, by Turkish-American Painter Metin Bereketli, was making excitedly wonderful and peaceful waves.

Metin Bereketli: Diversity

Some of the honorees on hand were Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Senator John McCain ,Governor Gray Davis, Sheriff Lee Baca, Dr. Buzz Aldrin (HistoricApollo XI moon walk), Dennis Franz, and Lionel Ritchie with host Robert Stack.  In a room with such a mix of respected people being honored by the nationally recognized organization, it was interesting to see the reactions Mr. Bereketli received in regards to his commitment to peace and freedom through his paintings.

Bereketli stated, "I was truly moved in meeting many of the vets.  I was proud, not only be an American, but also a Turk by birth.  I mention this because many of the vets who congratulated me on my paintings also wanted to add thanks to the Turkish people for their contributions in military support.  I was touched by the unifying spirit that was shown here, it is something that my art strives to represent." Many of the vets had served with Turkish soldiers in the Korean War, Gulf War and presently with Operation Enduring Freedom.

Metin Bereketli: Doves

There is a deep and growing feeling of support, since the events of September 11th, for our vets and those currently serving.  U.S. Vets works to recognize and assist those who have served our country through the military. Their Gala further raised awareness and funds in their continued mission of helping those who have helped so many.

For further information and contributions, contact:  U.S.VETS  - Westside Residence Hall - 733 South Hindry Avenue, Inglewood, CA 903O1

Michael Dutra is a writer and free-lance journalist living in Los Angeles California. 

Contact Info: Valperaso@yahoo.com

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About Metin Bereketli:

Metin is an internationaly acclaimed American painter,whose contemporary works have been featured in museums,galleries and exhibitions worldwide including The Smitsonian Institute, California Science Center Exposition Park, Paramount Picture Studios, Universal Studios, Petersen Automotive Museum, Pacific Design Center LA, Playboy Mansion,The Istanbul Stock Exchange and Sotheby's London.

Now living in Los Angeles, Metin and his intentive style have earned the esteem of many American Leaders, such as Presidents Clinton, Bush and Carter, various members of Congress and US Senate; numerous State Governors and Senators; and members of the US Supreme Court.

Metin's paintings have also captured the hearts of many in Hollywood. Some of his artwork has been featured on the sets of Friends, Becker, Frasier, Seventh Heaven, ER, Chicago Hope, The Bold and The Beautiful, General Hospital, Passions, Party of Five and several other television and film sets. Metin has also received critical acclaim in articles published in Cosmopolitan, Cornucopia, Macro, Donna, Skylife, Maison Francaise, Vizyon, Art Decor, Mozaik, Decor, Science of Mind, Positive Living, Impacto, NY Times, Morning Star, Daily Breeze Metin believes divine inspiration plays a great part in the creation of his paintings. his art appeals to the eyes and the heart. His images communicate important human messages about healing and the promotion of world peace.

To promote healing through giving, Metin has generously supported several charities with his artwork, including The National Conference on Women and HIV, St.Jude Children's Hospital,Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,Shriners Hospitals for Children, American Diabetes Association, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Los Angeles Children's Hospital, Muscular Dystrophy, The Chase Foundation, Aids Project Los Angeles, Motion Picture & Television Fund Foundation, YWCA, Switzer Center, Easter Seal Society, UCLA Medical Center, American Red Cross, The Children's Leukemia Foundation, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, LAPD, NYPD & NYFD, American Society of Young Musicians, East LA Classic Theatre.

Metin is an artist who has dedicated himself to the evolution of mankind with his themes. His paintings are not only a display of vivid colors and powerful imagery, but also a celebration of oneness with the Human Family in the Circle of Life.

Metin's art work recurring on the following shows..

WILL & GRACE   ER
FRIENDS  PASSIONS
SEVENTH HEAVEN  THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
FRASIER  GENERAL HOSPITAL
BECKER PORT CHARLES
ANGEL SUNSET BEACH
THE PRATENDER   JESSE
PARTY OF FIVE FELICITY
CHICAGO HOPE   WASTE LAND
VERONICA'S CLOSET MICHAEL RICHARDS SHOW
SHASTA  MCNASTY  

You may also view Metin's work on the internet.
http://www.metinbereketli.com

   
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