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‘Diaspora in Bloom’ at Art Ark Gallery

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ASSYRIAN ART: Assyrian-American artists Atra Givarkes, Esther Elia, and Rabel Betshmuel reveal 'Disapora in Bloom' at Art Ark Gallery.

ASSYRIAN ART: Assyrian-American artists Atra Givarkes, Esther Elia, and Rabel Betshmuel reveal 'Disapora in Bloom' at Art Ark Gallery.

A new exhibition at the Art Ark Gallery, “Diaspora in Bloom: Assyrians in the 20th Century & Beyond,” illuminates the contemporary experience of an ethnic group with roots stretching back to the so-called “Cradle of Civilization.” At its peak, the Assyrian Empire included territory in what is now northern Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Turkey and Iran. Two Assyrian-Americans curated this show to demonstrate how their personal heritage has shaped them as individuals and artists. The show features work by Atra Givarkes, Esther Elia and Rabel Betshmuel—all of whom are of Assyrian descent. Runs Friday from 6pm-9pm and Saturday from noon-4pm.

Diaspora in Bloom
Fri-Sat, Free
Art Ark Gallery, San Jose

 

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