First Friday Opening – Twelve Gates Arts

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First Friday Opening – Twelve Gates Arts

June 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Join “Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary” for the First Friday Opening Reception of “Friends”. Experience everything from sculptures and dictionaries to archaeology books and paintings that celebrate and enumerate cultural and historical moments, conversations, personal stories, and most of all, friendships.

Hear the story behind the works form Artistic Director, Suzanne L. Seesman, enjoy original poetry from project collaborators, and witness a performance by Erik Ruin and Julius Masri celebrating the past two years of the Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary project.

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The artworks in “Friends” reflect the process of artmaking that rectifies misinformation about Syrian and Iraqi cultures and the global resettlement process by expanding the space in our hearts for more empathy, belonging, and friendship. Artists on display include FPS collaborators and book artists: Layla Al-Huseini, Fadaa Ali, Islam Ali, Samah Al-Kasab, Asmaa Diab, Amaal Alnajar, Abdul Karim Awad, Maureen Cummins, Osama Herkal, Mohamed, Marwa, Fadia, Erik Ruin, Fouad Sakhnini, and Ali Salman.


June 7, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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12Gates Arts
106 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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