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Understanding the Middle East Through Art

Understanding the Middle East Through Art

Syrian-born artist Suheil Baddor, a resident of the United Arab Emirates, will be the Artist-in-Residence at Creighton University Aug. 24 to Sept. 21, 2007. Baddor’s solo exhibition will be on view at the Creighton University Art Gallery in the Skutt Student Center.

A reception for the artist will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, August 24, in Creighton’s Student Center. The reception is free and open to the public.

Baddor has created more than 5,000 works of art during his thirty-five year professional career in the Middle East. He has been featured in over thirty-five solo exhibitions and in numerous group exhibitions all over the world. His art is on display in over 10 countries, including Greece, Austria, Ireland, Australia, and Egypt. View his work online at:

Baddor’s exhibition is part of Creighton’s first Asian Literature and Arts Appreciation Month.

“It is hoped that Creighton’s first Asian Arts and Literature Appreciation Month will continue the infusion of non-western values and traditions into the day-to-day activities of the Creighton campus to enhance our students’ global education,” said Dr. Maorong Jiang, director of the Creighton Asian World Center.

The exhibition is open to the public and will feature a variety of Baddor’s works, including paintings in acrylic and mixed media, bronze sculptures and a select few of his realism masterworks in oil.

In conjunction with his residency at Creighton University, Baddor will be an Artist-in-Residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City from Aug. 11 to Aug. 24, 2007 prior to coming to Creighton.

The event is co-sponsored by Creighton University’s Asian World Center, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, the Fr. Henry W. Casper, S.J. Professorship, the Art Gallery at the Skutt Student Center, Departments of Fine and Performing Arts, English and Classical and Near Eastern Studies, Multicultural Affairs, Nebraska Arts Council and 

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