Art brings together Muslims, Jews, Christians and other faiths in “Collaboration and Connection” exhibition
Opening reception is Sunday, December 3, 1- 4 pm
“Collaboration and Connection” is the fourth biennial interfaith art exhibition hosted by the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC) and brings together artists from many faiths to express their commitment to interfaith understanding, coexistence, peace, and cultural dialogue. The impetus for this powerful exhibition is the desire to build bridges and create friendships through artistic collaboration. (image at left: Lamillar by Robin Bernstein, 2016 Interfaith Art Exhibit)
Thirty teams of artists have risen to the challenge of creating collaborative artwork with unique and stunning creations in a wide variety of mediums including painting, ceramics, fabric, metalwork, glass, found materials, photography, origami and much more.
As a visitor to one of the previous interfaith exhibitions wrote “perhaps the road to peace is not a roadmap but it is a journey through an exhibition such as THIS”.
This art exhibition is sponsored by the Faith Trio, a 16 year alliance of the ICCNC with two other congregations in the Oakland area: Kehilla Community Synagogue and Montclair Presbyterian Church. Local non-profits, foundations, and community partners are also sponsors of the exhibition.
The opening reception will take place at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, 1433 Madison Street, Oakland, on Sunday, December 3, 1 – 4 pm.
This is a free event, with light refreshments, speakers, live music by the Qirvah ensemble, and the opportunity to view artwork and meet artists. (image at right: Hagia Sofia by Rubina Kazi, 2016 Interfaith Art Exhibit)
The exhibition runs through February 24, 2018 and is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 12 – 4 pm.