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“Tree of Life for the Peoples of the World” by Kehilla member Naomi Teplow
This exhibit, sponsored and presented by the Faith Trio congregations (Kehilla Community Synagogue, the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, and Montclair Presbyterian Church), will feature beautiful and inspiring works by a wide variety of artists, including calligraphy, needlework, paintings on silk, oil paintings, watercolor, photography, weavings, quilts, stained glass, sculpture, digital art, and paper collage. The theme of this exhibit is artwork that incorporates words or letters and that expresses a commitment to interfaith understanding, coexistence, peace and cultural exchange. One of its main goals is to bring people together from different faiths and cultures.
The Opening Reception on Saturday, May 11, 5-8pm at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California will include speakers, refreshments, and plenty of opportunities to view the artwork and meet the artists. The reception is open to all and is free of charge.
The exhibit will continue to be open for viewing on Wednesdays 10 am – 4 pm and Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm between May 15th and June 5th.
Many organizations are generously co-sponsoring this exhibit, either through funding, publicizing the exhibit and inviting artists to participate, or logistical support. These co-sponsoring organizations include spiritual communities, arts organizations, and local businesses. The co-sponsoring organizations are: Afikomen Judaica, Albany Arts Gallery, Aquarian Minyan, California Arts Council, Chaplaincy Institute, Chochmat HaLev, Church Divinity School of the Pacific at the Graduate Theological Union, Expressions Gallery, Fremont Cultural Arts Council, Heaven Hill & Pacific R.R. (Park and Garden Trains), The Interfaith Kirtan Chanting Group, Islamic Art Exhibit, Islamic Networks Group (ING), Jewish Voice for Peace, Knesset HaLev, Mim Squared Designs, Mythos Gallery, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, SAGRADA Sacred Arts, San Francisco Foundation and Ziya Multicultural Art Center.