Visitors to the Fethiye Municipality building are now greeted with the sight of a vibrant abstract painting to brighten up their day when paying their water and tax bills.

The colourful orange and pink painting of a giant head is the result of Çalış Carnival’s 2010 communal painting project and it is causing a lot of interest in the Belediye office!

The Carnival Committee commissioned British artist Tina McCallan to oversee the project at the recent Carnival.

One hundred Carnival visitors, mainly children, were invited to pick a square of a blown-up postcard of the original painting by artist Paul Klee, and then asked to try to copy it as closely as possible to the original onto a square on the canvas to recreate a copy of the famous painting.

The finished painting was framed and last week was presented to the Mayor of Fethiye,

Behçet Saatci, by Carnival Chair Peter Clark, for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of Fethiye area.

It now hangs in the public area of the building where it can be seen by all.

Peter Clark also presented framed thank you certificates to the Mayor, Halime Ok (Fethiye Zabita), Dilek Dincer (Fetav Manager) and to the Fethiye Cultural Center

Paintings from the two previous Carnival projects hang in the Çalış State Hospital and in FETAV office reception.