Walk into the Arab World at the Los Angeles Art Walk

Imaginaction’s Vivien Sansour will be reading her poetry at

Walk into the Arab World at the Los Angeles Art Walk

Thursday, July 9, 2009 6:30pm-8:30pm

Join us for a cultural event at AFSC Friends Gallery on July 9, featuring Arab artists, writers and poets, Vivien Sansour, Reem Hammad and Paul Batou. Art works by Paul Batou, Reem Hammad, and other artists are currently on display in the Colors of the Arab World Exhibition at the gallery.

There will also be olive oil tasting, music, Middle Eastern refreshments, and book sales featuring titles that delve into issues related to the Arab World.

Friends Gallery is located on the 3rd Floor

of 634 S. Spring St., Los Angeles

For more information, call (213) 489-1900 x118 or email

Colors of the Arab World

Highlights the artistic interpretations of the region’s rich cultures, diverse peoples and continued struggle for peace amid historic conflicts. In an attempt to personalize and humanize their experiences, these artists have captured everyday life, coalesced among classical and historical imagery.

Featured artists:

Paul Batou

Rev. Wilfredo Benitez-Rivera

Brian Biery

Dalah Faytrouni

Reem Hammad

Sam Hassan

Muhammadi Zuhal Karamanli

Gary Simpson

Omar Yashruti

Sam Hassan

This event is co-sponsored by AFSC and the Levantine Cultural Center.