Swarthmore project creates, shows books for dialog about immigration in ‘Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary’
In this 38 minute podcast, Matt Kalasky interviews Suzanne Seesman, Islam Aly, Abdul Karim Awad, and Yaroub Al-Obaidi from "Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary, a two-year project out of Swarthmore College. Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Tune in to learn more about this project that's using art to connect and create dialogue between recent immigrants from Syria and Iraq and the Philadelphia community. Upcoming book art exhibitions in Philadelphia open June 7 at City Hall, 12 Gates Arts and Parkway Central Branch of the Free Library; and then move on to Brooklyn in October.

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Friends Peace and Sanctuary. Photo courtesy of Matt Kalasky.
Friends Peace and Sanctuary. Photo courtesy of Matt Kalasky.

Matt Kalasky interviews Suzanne Seesman, Islam Aly, Abdul Karim Awad, and Yaroub Al-Obaidi from “Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary“, a Swarthmore College-run project funded by Pew Center for Arts and Heritage that uses art to connect and create dialogue between recent Philadelphia immigrants and the greater Philadelphia community. The project has multiple upcoming exhibitions opening June 7 in Philadelphia at 12 Gates Arts, Philadelphia City Hall and Parkway Central Free Library. In October the project moves to Booklyn in Brooklyn. The project features book artists Islam Aly, Maureen Cummins, Erik Ruin, Courtney Bowles and Mark Strandquist. To learn more about the exhibitions, locations, and dates, click here! (and here)!

Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary is a deep collaboration between Swarthmore College Libraries and the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility.

ARTBLOG RADIO is now available on Apple (iTunes and Apple Podcasts) and Spotify, and available via RSS.This podcast was recorded by Matt Kalasky.

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