March 8 - May 24, 2010
O'Shaughnessy Educational Center lobby gallery
Dr. Nada Shabout lecture and reception
7 p.m., Friday, April 16th
Sabeel in Arabic means path or trail. The Arab-American artists in this exhibition express their journey of self-discovery and transitioning between traditions and Modernity through visual arts, music and dance.
Dr. Nada Shabout will present a lecture, The Right to "BE": Arab Women Artists and Conflicts at 7 p.m., Friday, April 16th.
The lecture will open with Saed Kakish performing an original Middle Eastern dance. After Dr. Shabout's lecture, guests are invited to the gallery for a reception and to view the exhibition. In addtion to viewing the visual art, Ahmed Aldhafeeri will sing a traditional song and 2 dvds by filmmaker Wissam Kabbara will be available for viewing. Traditional Middle Eastern food from local restaurants will be served. Bulletin article on Nada Shabout's lecture.
These events are co-sponsored by the Luann Dummer Center for Women and receive support from the Department of Art History and the Muslim Christian Dialogue Center at the University of St. Thomas. Special thanks to Claire Gray and the Arab American Cultural Institute for their help with the exhibition and the Call for Artists. More infomation on the AACI can be found by visiting www.aaci.org.
Sabeel is a collaboration with St. Catherine University and "Breaking the Veils: Women Artists from the Islamic World - February 6 - April 1. Visit www.stkate.edu/gallery for a list of their programming.
Sabeel poster and postcard.
Image credit: Weeping Woman, Zahi Khamis