Don't miss this weekend of poetry, music and art: Prologue and Epilogue: Arab Feminism Past and Present.
Blue Studio Gallery
2111 Mission St. (@17th St.), San Francisco
Friday May 5- Sunday May 7
Friday May 5, 6:30PM
Saturday, May 6, 7:30 pm
Night of Art, Live Poetry, & Music
$10-25 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Friday 11-6; Saturday 11-4; Sunday 11-6
Admission: Free, donations welcome
From the website - Sunbula:
The Arab world has a rich and long history of feminist activities and movements that extend back to ancient civilization. Yet, Arab feminism is rarely visible in American culture and excluded from public discussion, dialogue and decision-making. This exhibition promotes knowledge by and about Arab and Arab American feminists and artists that are not disguised by archaic Orientalist or patronizing discourses.
This major exhibition identifies significant movements and discourses within the Arab community and affirms Sunbula's dedication to promote awareness and counter ignorance. As topical as today's news headlines, these artworks serve as catalysts to challenge the current and predominant images of Arab and Arab American women and their art.
Featured artists: May Hariri Aboutaam, Andrea Ali, Doris Bittar, Sandra Estafan, Simone Fattal, Kinda Hibrawi, Dima Hilal, Happy Hyder, Hiba Kalache, Kendall Karam, Aisha Mershani, Maysoon Salah, and Nada Shalaby.