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York College Galleries to host ‘Arab Spring’ exhibition, artist talk on Nov. 10

October 04, 2016
Helen Zughaib will be featured in the York College Galleries.

An exhibition that reflects artist Helen Zughaib’s response to the complexity of the Arab Spring and its aftermath will be featured in the York College Galleries from Oct. 20 – Nov. 22. The event includes a preview reception and gallery talk at 6 p.m., Oct. 19, in the York College Galleries, at which people are welcome to discuss Zughaib’s work before the show officially begins on Oct. 20.

Zughaib will also participate in the College’s annual Perspectives on Peace panel discussion, “Art Amidst Conflict: Belfast, Beirut, and Baltimore,” at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 10, in DeMeester Recital Hall located inside Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall. The panel will also feature artists Joyce J. Scott and Rita Duffy, though it is centered on Zughaib’s exhibition. A reception will follow the panel at 6:30 p.m. in Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall lobby.

All events are open to the public free of charge.

 Zughaib lived mostly in the Middle East and Europe before coming to the United States to study at Syracuse University, where she received a BFA. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of the White House, World Bank, Library of Congress, and the Arab American National Museum in Detroit.

In 2008, she was U.S. Cultural Envoy to Palestine, where she worked with Palestinian women artists. She was sent in 2009 to Switzerland under the State Department’s Speaker and Specialist Program. Zughaib believes that the arts are one of the most important ways to open and shape dialogue.

The Cora Miller Gallery and Brossman Gallery are located within the Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall. Gallery Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Friday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For additional information on art exhibits, check the website at www.ycp.edu/york-college-galleries or call gallery director Matthew Clay-Robison at 717-815-6622.

A private college located in southcentral Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,400 undergraduate students. The College also offers master's programs in business, education and nursing, and a doctorate in nursing practice. York College students enjoy a high-quality education that emphasizes practical application and a community invested in their success. The College provides a personal plan to help students focus their passions and attain their goals so they are prepared for a lifetime of meaningful careers – ready to meet the challenges of their profession and feeling confident and proud of their achievements.