Behind the Lines

Exhibition at Penticton Gallery, Penticton, Canada Jul 8, 2016 –  Sep 11, 2016 When I started to plan this exhibition over a year ago, I could not have imagined the relevance this summer’s exhibition of artworks by 19 contemporary Syrian artists would have had to our community today. Back then Syria for many was a far off place undergoing the most unimaginable of situations which occasionally made the local news, and even rarer still the front page. That allRead more

Syrian Art Coming to Penticton

by  Dale Boyd – Penticton Western News, Jun 28, 2016 In the midst of a conflict that has gripped the entire world, a connection created through art is bringing Penticton and Syria closer together. Humam Alsalim, a Syrian architect and co-founder of the Cyrrus Gallery, an online art gallery for young, contemporary Syrian artists is co-curating the latest exhibition at the Penticton Art Gallery. The exhibition, hosting 18 artists with just over 90 works across multiple formats including video, photography,Read more