Helen Zughaib, a long-time Foggy Bottom resident, has created a series of twenty paintings inspired by the narrative paintings of Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series from 1940-1941. She calls her series Syrian Migration Series in which she follows the initial uprisings of the Arab Spring and its aftermath, the Syrian civil war, and the subsequent displacement of millions of people and the following refugee crisis. Her series has just concluded a five-week display in the Gallery al-Quds in Foggy Bottom. Helen will discuss her approach to development of her art, how she came to develop this particular series, and will present slides of each of the paintings.
Helen's work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums in the US, Europe and Lebanon. Her paintings are included in many private and public collections including the White House, World Bank, Library of Congress, US Consulate General, Vancouver, Canada, American Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, and the DC Art Bank collection. Her work has also been included in Art in Embassy exhibitions abroad including Brunei, Nicaragua, Mauritius, Iraq, Belgium, and Lebanon.
Cost: This program is free.
Accessibility: The Community Room is accessible.
Registration is required.