Upcoming Events

Screening: Alwan & 3rd i NY Present: "Arwad" by Samer Najari and Dominique Chila

Wed, February 11, 2015 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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ARWAD Directed by Samer Najari and Dominique Chila
Canada, 2013, 105 min (Arabic/French with English subtitles)

Directors Samer Najari and Dominique Chila convey the story of an immigrant from the perspective of Ali, his wife Gabrielle and his mistress Marie. This unconventional and melancholic film strays from chronicles of the current Syrian crisis and focuses instead on unearthing the struggles from within. A sincere, soberly filmed, balanced and consummate debut, Najari and Chila give their characters room for emotional development and exploration.Read more

Exhibit & Reception: The Long Journey: The Palestine Refugee Experience (UNRWA Archive)

Thu, February 12, 2015 6:30 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts & UNRWA USA Proudly Present
The Palestine Refugee Experience since 1948

On view at Alwan
Friday, January 23 -February 12, 2015
Monday-Friday, from 2-6pm daily, or by appointment

Reception & Charity Auction:
Thursday, February 12, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm

(Photographs to be auctioned with all proceeds/reception donations benefiting the UNRWA Gaza Emergecy Relief Fund)

Free and Open to the Public

The Long Journey is an exhibition that recounts... Read more

Artist's Talk: Iranian Visual Artist Mahmoud Hamadani

Thu, February 19, 2015 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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The Alwan Artists Talk are a series of conversations and an occasion that aims to bring attention to the work of Middle Eastern artists. This January, Alwan is pleased to present esteemed Iranian visual artist Mahmoud Hamadani in an evening of discussion and exposition of his delicate and monochromatic ink drawings. Mahmoud Hamadani produces minimalist works that explore art’s ability to manifest existential pursuits. Hamadani produces series that engage a meditative and visual rhythm that draw inspiration from the numerica... Read more

Requiem, 2009
Requiem, 2009

Musical Performance: 'Oud Maestro and Composer Issam Rafea Performs Taqsim & Original Compositions

Sat, February 21, 2015 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Issam Rafea Performs Taqsim & Original Compositions on 'Oud
with guest musician, Dave Phillips, on bass

Tickets: $20 General | $15 for Students & Seniors (Buy Now*)
(*A small online fee is applied)

Doors open at 7:30 pm

Considered an 'oud virtuouso and a renowned composer, Issam Rafea was invited in March of 2013 to direct the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble and to give a series of presentations and performances at Northern Illinois University School of ... Read more

'Oud Maestro Issam Rafea
'Oud Maestro Issam Rafea

Alwan 3rd i Awards: Finalists Screening & Awards Presentation

Wed, February 25, 2015 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Wednesday, February 25, 2014 at Alwan

The Alwan 3rd i Awards Competition celebrates and rewards exceptional short films, experimental work, video art, animation, and shorter narrative form works, while aiming to increase exposure and creating opportunities for emerging media-makers.

Join us at Alwan to view the awards committee's selection and awards presentation, followed by a post-screening discussion aimed at providing artists the benefit of feedback from an avid f... Read more

Beit Iksa Boys by Maeve Brennan
Beit Iksa Boys by Maeve Brennan
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