Tatreez and Tea* 10:30AM -12:30PM
Wafa Ghnaim will lead an arts and crafts workshop on Tatreez, traditional Palestinian embroidery, over tea and snacks. *Please note this portion of the event is for high school and college students ONLY. RSVP here.
Panel: Storytelling in the Middle East 1:30 PM -3:30PM
This panel brings together three artists whose work is centered on storytelling in the Middle East to talk about their recently published works and the salience of arts and crafts today and historically. Zeina Hachem Beck will read excerpts of her bilingual poetry and reflect on how Arab stories can be told in two languages at the same time. Wafa Ghnaim will talk about her work bringing the traditional Palestinian craft of tatreez to diaspora communities in New York and how Palestinian stories are told through textiles. Sato Moughalian will share with us the life and work of her grandfather, David Ohanessian, who established the main Armenian pottery workshop in Jerusalem 100 years ago and is the subject of her new biography, Feast of Ashes. Discounted copies of each authors books will be available for purchase, and light refreshments will be provided.