25 February 2008

Gallery Talk at Sari Khoury Exhibit

I will be giving a gallery talk at the Arab American National Museum this coming Sunday, to coincide with their current retrospective exhibit of the art of Sari Khoury. The gallery talk is titled "Abstraction and the Personal Voice," and is open to the public. Everyone is invited to come, and participate in the discussion if you like.

Date: Sunday, March 2nd, 2008.
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Place: Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, Michigan.
Museum admission is free on Sundays.

Click to go to the website of the late Sari Khoury:


16 February 2008

Images from our World

Some photographs of our world in recent weeks, taken from news sources. Click for larger images.

Ramallah, Palestine

Gaza, Palestine

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Amman, Jordan

Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon

Baghdad, Iraq

Baqouba, Iraq

Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon

Gaza, Palestine

Gaza, Palestine

Bethlehem, Palestine

Jerusalem, Palestine

Lahore, Pakistan

12 February 2008


Our friend TRANSIENT has embarked on that ever elusive dream that many of us have had at one time or another, of a cafe where you serve something tasty and healthy, have art on the wall, and all your friends come to hang out! They've named it SIRAJ, a different kind of place from your usual Lebanese restaurant, specializing in fool, fatteh, hoummous, msabbaha, and other traditional Lebanese breakfasts. (Baid b Awarma? yes. Sawda Nayyeh w Ma3alee2? No!) Oh, and of course, their falafel is the best!

Also, my paintings are featured on the walls of the place, to surround you with all kinds of confusing western abstract art as you enjoy your eastern food, listen to shouts of "ya m3allem!" and take in mirthful whiffs of garlic and zeit.

06 February 2008

Always, All Power to the People!