Robin Bernstein, Deviation
Randy Dixon, Uji
Carrie Rehak, Womb of Compassion
We Are the Bridge:
An Interfaith Art Exhibit
An exhibit that showcases works by artists of multiple faith traditions. Part of a series designed to increase dialogue and understanding between local faith communities.
A “SALAAM, SHALOM: SPEAKING OF PEACE” PROGRAM
This exhibit showcases over 30 artists from multiple faith traditions, the majority of whom live and work in the Bay Area. The artwork selected for this exhibit reflects the theme of bridge-building: between faiths as well as from conflict to resolution and reconciliation.
These artworks were originally included in the 3rd Interfaith Art Biennial, coordinated by The Faith Trio, an Oakland-based interfaith coalition comprised of Kehilla Community Synagogue, Montclair Presbyterian Church, and the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, that has collaborated on a variety of community-building activities over the past thirteen years.
Meet some of the interfaith artists featured in this exhibit, learn about the artwork being created in today’s Bay Area art community, and enjoy complementary treats at a free opening reception. Representatives from The Faith Trio will be present to answer questions as well.
In partnership with Kehilla Community Synagogue, Montclair Presbyterian Church, and the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California. In association with Ziya Art Center and the Islamic Art Exhibit.
ABOUT THE INTERFAITH ART BIENNIAL
“This exhibition symbolizes our commitment to the arts and interfaith relationship building. Once again, it will feature the work of Bay Area artists coming together to showcase compelling work while furthering interfaith understanding and respect.” –The Faith Trio
We Are the Bridge, the 3rd Interfaith Art Exhibition Biennial, opened on May 2, 2015 at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC), with over 100 artworks created in varying media by an equally diverse range of artists. All artwork selected for the exhibit focus on an aspect of metaphorical bridge-building, either between faiths, communities, existentially, or within a single individual. The exhibition was intended as an expression of the common hopes for peace and coexistence held by people of all faiths and creeds, nationalities, cultures and backgrounds. The 3rd Biennial followed up on two very successful interfaith art exhibitions sponsored by the Faith Trio in 2011 and 2013.
The Third Interfaith Biennial was funded in part by the San Francisco Foundation, the East Bay Community Foundation, and the Alliance for California Traditional Arts. Raeshma Razvi assisted in building partnerships with foundations funding the exhibition.
ABOUT THE “SALAAM, SHALOM” SERIES
This event is part of a free program series designed to increase dialogue and understanding between local faith communities, supported by multiple religious organizations across Marin.
The "Salaam, Shalom: Speaking of Peace" series is generously supported by Tricia and Richard Gibbs.
Location: Kurland, Stairwell, Gallery, Atrium
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