DEARBORN — On Saturday, Sept. 16, the Padzieski Art Gallery will feature a new exhibit called “For the Love of Humanity”, showcasing the work of Arab American artists.
The show will feature artwork from 10 distinct artists and is free of charge. The show will run through Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Dearborn Ford Community & Performing Arts Center at 15801 Michigan Ave.
Participating artists include Dr. Anita Bates, Ilham Badreddine Mahfouz, Barbara Melnik Carson, Reem Taki, Graciela Bustos, Sunshine Durant, Haydar Alyassiry, Mohamed Fradi, Hussein Alshikakai, and Jean-Paul Aboudid.
Residents will have opportunities to interact with the artists during the opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 5 – 8 p.m.; take part in a portrait workshop with artist Haydar Alyassiry on Sept. 23 from 2- 4 p.m.; attend a lecture by Dr. Anita Bates on Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. and to join the exhibiting artists in a discussion of their work on Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. The exhibit will close with a lecture by Bates on Oct. 28 at 5 p.m.
Regularly gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information residents are encouraged to visit www.padzieskigallery.org or call 313-943-2358.