Voices from Lebanon: Social and Cultural Reflections.
This show will feature approximately 90 prints by 19 contemporary Lebanese artists and Arab artists living in Lebanon, curated by Saad Ghosn of SOS Art. This exhibition will be held at Kennedy Heights Arts Center, 6546 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45213 and will be open from September 21st to November 9th, 2019.
In addition to its own social and political problems, Lebanon is a country which reflects the social and political upheavals of the entire Middle East, including crises in the neighboring countries. One third of the population of Lebanon consists currently of non-Lebanese Arab emigrants/refugees who have fled their country because of war and other violence, and among them many are artists. Lebanese artists and Arab artists living in Lebanon use their artwork as their voice and communication tool to reflect on the cultural, social and political issues they face. This exhibit will feature over 90 prints, curated by Dr. Saad Ghosn of SOS Art – himself a Lebanese printmaker who lives in Cincinnati and traveled to Lebanon on multiple occasions to meet directly with artists and selected many vivid and moving prints for the show.
A book documenting the exhibition, the featured artists and their work will be published and given free to visitors (while supplies last).
In conjunction with the exhibition, a free family-friendly Lebanese & Arab Festival will be held on Saturday, October 5th from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm at Kennedy Heights Arts Center, 6546 Montgomery Road. We will share Lebanese & Arab culture including music, dance, ethnic food, folk art, poetry reading, and educational booths.