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Out of One, Many
A timely artistic exploration on living harmoniously, inspired by Abraham, the common ancestor of three celebrated contemporary artists of Middle Eastern heritage from Muslim, Christian, and Jewish traditions.
"ABRAHAM : Out of One, Many" (playing off of the Latin motto "E pluribus unum") is an artistic response to today's climate of increasing prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination, whether related to color, faith or ethnicity. It is in this context that Abraham, an historical figure of distinct significance within the three primary monotheistic faith traditions of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, has much to teach us about welcoming the "stranger" and inclusion.
For this exhibition, three celebrated Middle Eastern contemporary visual artists from the faith traditions of Islam, Christianity and Judaism have each created five paintings that interpret Abraham's example for us today, serving as a guide toward creating cultures of peace, inclusion and healing. This exhibition is on tour for 24 months in Europe and throughout the USA. A diverse array of programming accompanies the exhibition, to stimulate discussion, dialogue and education, toward furthering understanding in each respective context.
What can Abraham's story teach us today about living together harmoniously? That is the question this timely exhibition attempts to answer.
Rock Springs (Western Wyoming Community College)
"Compassion Amidst Change": a presentation by Baktash Ahadi - March 31 at 7pm (via zoom)
Laramie (St. Matthew's Cathedral)
"Living Under Abraham's Tent": a lecture by Bishop Paul-Gordon Chandler - April 10 at 6:30pm (St. Matthew's Cathedral)
"Cowboys and East Indians": a book reading by Nina McConigley - April 16 at 6pm (St. Matthew's Cathedral)
"Sufi Songs of Love" with Amir Vahab & Ensemble: Closing Concert - April 23 at 6pm (St. Matthew's Cathedral)
Lander (Fremont County Pioneer Museum)
Sponsored by: Wyoming Humanities, Wyoming Interfaith Network, Sweetwater BOCES, CARAVAN Arts, The Episcopal Church in Wyoming/Foundation for the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming, and CARAVAN.