(Lander, WY) – The 15 piece exhibition by three Middle Eastern contemporary artists, “ABRAHAM: Out of One, Many,” is currently making its way across Wyoming and will be on display at the Fremont Country Pioneer Museum in Lander.
While on display locally from May 14 to May 28, an array of free programming has been planned – from an artist talk to a Native American Dance event.
“ABRAHAM: Out of One, Many” focuses on what Jews, Christians and Muslims have in common because of their shared ancestor Abraham, a spiritual figure of distinct significance within the three primary monotheistic faith traditions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, according to the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming.
It is an artistic response to today’s climate of increasing prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination, whether related to color, faith or ethnicity, including a rise of antisemitism and increasing anti-Muslim sentiment.
The artists – Qais Al Sindy, Sinan Hussein and Shai Azoulay – are all from Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith traditions. Each artist has created paintings that focus on specific themes from Abraham’s life that can guide our world today in living harmoniously, interpreting these themes for our contemporary context.
An opening program and reception are planned on Friday, May 14 starting at 6 pm in the Livery Stable at the Museum of the American West. Guest speakers that evening include exhibit curator Right Reverand Paul-Gordon Chandler and artist Qais Al Sindy.
This exhibition is the first to have one of the three artists attend. In addition to speaking during the opening, Qais Al Sindy will hold an artist talk and Q&A at the Lander Art Center at 9:30 am on Saturday, May 15.
On Tuesday, May 18 at 6:30 pm, the Fremont County Library in Lander will host a screening and discussion of the film Arranged.
Wrapping up the planned events are Wind River Dancers led by Harvey Spoonhunter on Thursday, May 20 at 6:30 pm. This is planned to happen on the grounds of the Museum of the American West.
The 15 art pieces will remain on display at the Fremont Country Pioneer Museum in Lander until May 28.
The exhibition is on a global tour, having premiered in May 2019 in Rome, Italy at the historic church of St. Paul’s Within the Walls, and then showcased in Paris and Edinburgh, before beginning its extensive US tour.
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