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Art @ the Y Opening Reception: “Garden of Verses,” Arabic Calligraphy Paintings by Salma Arastu

Salma Arastu’s “Garden of Verses” focuses on spiritual connection and expression of the Universal. Her art includes Arabic calligraphy that symbolizes love, diversity, unity, and compassion from the Quran to the people of the world.

Viewing begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Art @ the Y opening reception.

“Garden of Verses” will be on view throughout the Friday Forum Faith in Action lecture series as well as the Illinois Conference on Interfaith Collaboration. Learn more about these interfaith collaborations at here. The exhibit will run weekdays from 9;00 a.m.–9:00 p.m., from February 28 through April 7 in Murphy Gallery at the University YMCA.

Sponsors: Intercultural Friendship Foundation (RSO), the center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Diversity and Social Justice Education, World Harvest International and Gourmet Foods, and the Niagara Foundation.


When: Thursday, Feb. 28, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Where: Murphy Gallery, University YMCA 1001 S. Wright Street (map)

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