Reception Tonight for Palestinian Art Exhibit at Grace Lutheran
Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest hosts a wine and cheese reception for 'Room for Hope'; and exhibition of Palestinian art Friday from 7:30-9 p.m.
Visitors of Grace Lutheran Church's atrium in River Forest have been treated to special showing of art produced by Palestinians titled, Room for Hope, this January.
On Friday, Jan. 25, a special wine and cheese reception for the exhibit will be held at the church before the exhibition ends on Feb. 4.
Art displayed in the exhibit includes paintings, photography and mixed media pieces by both Christian and Muslim artists living in Bethlehem and the surrounding region.
According to information provided by Grace, the exhibit was brought to River Forest by church member Sue Foran. Foran and her husband traveled to Palestine recently, "to see the occupation firsthand and better understand the issues."
The exhibit came together as a juried call for art by the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church and Big Stars—a nonprofit organization in Palestine that provides art, culture and education to Christians and Muslims in the region.
The exhibition is open for viewing on weekdays and in the morning on Saturday and Sunday through Feb. 4.
Friday night's reception starts at 7:30 p.m. and will run until 9 p.m.
For more information, contact Grace Lutheran Church at 708-366-6900.
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