The opening reception for “Behind the Lines: Contemporary Syrian Art” at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery goes this Friday from 7 to 9 pm.
“Featuring paintings, photos, video and sculptures created by nineteen contemporary Syrian artists, this exhibition provides a unique window into the lives and minds of those affected by the devastating war through their art,” notes the Gallery release.
“Individually and collectively their powerful work stands as a testament to their existence and affirms the incredible capacity of the human spirit to not only survive the most unimaginable circumstances but to thrive.”
The exhibit was organized and circulated by the Penticton Art Gallery, in partnership with the Cyrrus Gallery in Damascus.
Saturday morning will see a Curator’s Talk with Paul Crawford, the Director of the Penticton Art Gallery from 10:30 am to noon.
The exhibit, which opened January 28, runs until March 8.