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Syrian Artists: Ethical Witnesses From Behind the Lines

img_6234Behind the Lines – Contemporary Syrian Art is travelling across Canada in 2016 and 2017 with two stops in the Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island,BC: Duncan United Church until Dec 2, then Brentwood School Dec 10 to 17.

Syrian Artist – Humam Alsalim and Penticton Art Gallery Curator – Paul Crawford collaborated via the internet to arrange for behind-the-lines100 works of art by 18 Syrian Artists to be secretly sent out from behind the lines of the Syrian War to be exhibited at the Penticton Art Gallery.

“Over the last year I could have never predicted or even fathomed how relevant this show would become due to the change in our government and the influx of all these Syrian refugees to our communities,” Crawford says.  Behind the Lines is now travelling across Canada with two stops in the Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island,BC from November 28 to December 17. Contact Paul Crawford for the complete schedule of the Behind the Lines Exhibition.

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