Forbidden Art from Iraq Coming to Winston Salem
Winston-Salem, N.C. – Fine Art lovers will enjoy Winston-Salem’s Sept. 17th exhibition “Forbidden”, featuring artwork from Mosul, Iraq that defied ISIS. When ISIS controlled Mosul creating art was forbidden, but eight artists risked everything to paint and sculpt their stories.
ABOVE – Restore Iraq also serves vulnerable widows caring for orphans through a bi-weekly food distribution.
The exhibit will begin at 7PM until 9PM at The Barn at Reynolda Village. During the evening, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a live auction and potentially take home one of these historic, one-of-a-kind pieces.
All proceeds will go to Restore Iraq, a non-profit organization that exists to see restoration realized for orphans and widows in Iraq by providing services such as art therapy and food distributions, among others.
The evening’s events include a keynote speech from Restore Iraq’s Program Director, Neil Broere, and a wine and cheese social hour.
“We are excited to share this collection of art and the stories of the incredible men and women who created these pieces. Each artists carries with them the weight of their experiences, and their art is a release of those experiences into the world. To share this with the Winston Salem community is truly an honor, ” says Broere.