A timely artistic exploration on living harmoniously, inspired by Abraham; the common ancestor of three celebrated contemporary Middle Eastern artists from Muslim, Christian, and Jewish traditions.
CARAVAN, an international peace building arts non-profit, announces the opening of its newest peace building exhibition titled “ABRAHAM: Out of One, Many,” an artistic response to the recent rise of antisemitism and increasing anti-Muslim sentiment, and to the general climate of growing prejudice and stereotyping, which is resulting in a new type of “tribalism” in the West.
The exhibition involves three celebrated Middle Eastern contemporary artists - Qais Al Sindy, Sinan Hussein and Shai Azoulay - from Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith traditions. Each artist has created paintings that focus on specific themes from Abraham’s life that can guide our world today in living harmoniously, interpreting these themes for our contemporary context. “ABRAHAM: Out of One, Many” is curated by the President/CEO of CARAVAN, Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler, and the newly appointed Senior Anglican Priest in Qatar, in the Gulf region of the Middle East.
Sponsor: Mandell JCC, Hartford Seminary, First Church West Hartford, JP Webster Library, Episcopal Church in Connecticut