Syrian born artist Suheil Baddor donated two pieces of his work to Creighton University. Baddor, whose exhibit Understanding the Middle East Through Art” has been been on display in Creighton’s Skutt Student Center Art Gallery, was the first Artist-in-Residence of the Creighton University Asian Literature and Arts Residency Program.
The Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., president of Creighton University, accepted the works on behalf of the University. Schlegel said the paintings would be on display in the Harper Living and Learning Center, which is scheduled to open in 2008.
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.
In conjunction with his residency at Creighton University, Baddor was Artist-in-Residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City from Aug. 11 to Aug. 24, 2007.
Baddor's exhibit was 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 theWiseChoice.com.