Category: Photography

Entrepreneur, Artist, Activist: Noura Ballout

Noura Ballout is an artist, curator, and entrepreneur. They work in a wide range of creative mediums, maintaining a primary practice in photography. Their work is about constructing and finding home while navigating an intersectional identity in diaspora, which often manifests in the meeting of art and community. Noura is the founder of Habibi House, ...

Invitation to Better Understand the Art of Photography at Gallery Workshop: Feb. 16

Dearborn, MI – The DCAC is offering a Basic Photography Workshop with award winning photographer Lance Rosol at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in the Padzieski Gallery on Saturday, February 16 at 5 – 7:30pm. Attendees are invited to understand more about the art of digital photography, and take their abilities to the ...

​“Holes in the Wall” – Celebrates Area’s Iconic Diners and Restaurants

The work of 5 distinguished photographers is interpreted by 7 talented visual artists in an exhibition at Dearborn’s Padzieski Art Gallery July 12 through August 10. FREE Opening Party & Reception Thursday, July 12 from 6pm to 8pm, plus a special FREE “Art & Appetizers” Gallery Talk Thursday, August 2 (6-8pm). Dearborn, MI – Over ...

Iraq’s Sacred Assemblies Part 2 by B. Nimri Aziz

Classrooms are not normally perceived as a backdrop for cultural exchange, a setting vital to preserving tradition. If they are not, what is an assembly of fourteen twenty-year olds doing, Iraqi in this case, engaged in analytical discourse in their college seminar room? They could be aspiring filmmakers, young writers critiquing a novel, journalism interns ...

Hadi Eldebek on Why Must Artists Be Poor? and Grantpa

https://www.ted.com/talks/hadi_eldebek_how_artists_contribute_to_the_economy_and_how_we_can_support_them?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare The arts bring meaning to our lives and spirit to our culture -- so why do we expect artists to struggle to make a living? Hadi Eldebek is working to create a society where artists are valued through an online platform that matches artists with grants and funding opportunities -- so they can focus ...

MONK OF MOKHA VISITS ARAB MUSEUM MARCH 7

  Yemeni coffee importer shares daring, miraculous journey Museum Store presents 1st Book + Print Festival April 6 April 12 book launch for Beydoun’s American Islamophobia Dearborn, Mich. (March 5, 2018) – In 2015, a California man named Mokhtar Alkhanshali made headlines when he undertook a journey to ancient farmlands in a country soon to ...

GenEd: The Roads Not Taken

Doctor. Lawyer. Pharmacist. Engineer. If all else fails, be a teacher. "It is concerning—if not blatantly outrageous—that an entire community’s sense of accomplishment boils down to these narrow, shallow, and utterly invalid standards of success."

Be Like A tree by Wissam Charafeddine

Be like a tree, a poem recited in Arab by Wissam Charafeddine in the Dearborn Open Mic about being like a tree in its peace and giving. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXRraNdHyfM