Rights of Passage Art Exhibit: Opening Reception

10 Jul 2015


“Rights of Passage” is an artistic journey of an American with roots in Palestine, it
is a personal artistic narrative and a political response to thorny issues that prevent
the two cultures from co-existing. In this context the gallery itself becomes a
metaphor. By transforming the space, the language of art becomes a catalyst for
exploration of a peaceful resolution. Even as Israelis and Palestinians contest
over the rights of self determination a globally-recognized national

Samira Shaheen, a multi media artist, uses archival symbols and photographs to
map and explore the memories of her childhood journey from Palestine to the
United States. Through painting, collage and she assesses the devastating effects
of the conflict on Palestinian life. She works with various groups to bring
awareness about Palestinians and their quest for freedom.

Wednesday, and Sunday 11- 4pm, and Thursday 11-6 or by appointment
Opening Reception Friday, July 10 from 6-9 pm

Event Date: 
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Samira Shaheen, sgirlmiles@hotmail.com
The Spinning Plate Gallery, 5821 Baum Blvd. Pittsburgh
Target Audience: 
General Public
Presenter Type: 
Independent Consultant