Iraqi painter Mayada Alhumssi (ACG '16) uses brilliant colors and images to interpret Iraqi folk songs. Her paintings celebrate and revive her cultural traditions and preserve these songs for the next generation. This exhibition features a collection of Mayada's most recent paintings, coupled with the folk song lyrics that inspired her work.
Since settling in Philadelphia in 2012, Mayada has worked as a case manager, interpreter and peer educator. She’s also continued as an artist, painting images that introduce the beauty and complexity of Iraq to her new city, and that provide continuity and connections for other Iraqi refugees here through the preservation of valued stories and cultural symbols. A recipient of a Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant, her work has been included in projects at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
This all-ages event is free – with donations to PFP accepted with joy and gratitude. Iraqi refreshments will be served.
Sunday, September 17 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
735 South 50th Street