WORDS: JACOB KARLIN '17 AND SOPHIE ZINSER '16
The Wesleyan Refugee Project will present “Art in Crisis”, an art show exhibiting the works of artists within the Za'atari Refugee camp in Amman, Jordan. Home to over 100,000 refugees, this refugee camp is the largest refugee camp in Jordan. The presenting artists range from professionals who taught art in Syria; to youth who were studying Modern Art; and to those who newly developed their passion in exile.
Sophie Zinser ’16, Elisavet Arslangolou ’16, and Thafir Elzofri ’19 will host a digital Q&A with the artists this Saturday, April 16. Students will have a special opportunity to give critical feedback on art pieces and understand more about the crisis. Between May 1 and May 22, art will be sold in a silent auction format at Wesleyan's Center for the Humanities, with proceeds going directly to the artists in Za'atari.
The Q&A will take place in Albritton 004, from 12:30-1. "Art in Crisis" will be presented at Wesleyan's Center for the Humanities, May 1 to May 22.