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Friday, November 13

Lecture: “Seen for Syria” by Soulaf Abas, ISU Lecturer in the Department of Art and Design

Friday, November 13 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Cunningham Library events room, Indiana State University



“Seen for Syria” is an art therapy and education initiative for the Syrian refugee children in Jordan. The project started in August 2013 when Ms. Abas was able to go to the refugee camps and work with the children for two-and-a-half months. During her stay, she worked with hundreds of children in Zaatari Camp as well as makeshift camps and host communities for Syrian refugee families in Amman. She worked on a daily basis with 75 children, planting gardens in the shape of the Syrian map (“Blooming Syria”); painting murals; and doing numerous art projects for groups and individuals to help the children channel the trauma they had been enduring through painting and drawing.


Concert: “Quartet for the End of Time” by Olivier Messiaen and “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” by Lori Laitman. Performed as part of the ISU School of Music’s Faculty Chamber Music concert

Friday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts Recital Hall, Indiana State University

"I Never Saw Another Butterfly" by Lori Laitman
Yana Weinstein, soprano
Paul Bro, alto saxophone
"Quartet for the End of Time" by Olivier Messiaen
Erik Rohde, violin
Kelley Rogers Niiyama, clarinet
Kurt Fowler, cello
Martha Krasnican, piano