Audio slideshow by Tim Shenk
Gallery35, 30 E. 35th Street, is hosting “Artists in Exile: Forgotten Iraqi Refugees in Syria” – an exhibit of 28 new paintings by Iraqi artists who have fled from the war in Iraq and are now living in Syria. The show may be viewed Saturdays 7 to 10 p.m. and Sundays 4 to 6 p.m. through April 9. A closing reception will be held on Sunday, April 10, from 4 to 7 p.m.
The paintings will be sold by silent auction, concluding with the highest bids received by 6 p.m. April 10. Each painting in the exhibit has been purchased directly from the artists by Mel Lehman, director of Common Humanity.
Common Humanity seeks to build friendship, understanding and respect between the United States and the Arab and Muslim world. More info is available at commonhumanity.org.