Do you agree that the greater Los Angeles region should have a Middle Eastern/North African cultural arts center? Are you supportive of our mission to bridge cultures and build peace?
The Levantine Cultural Center champions a greater understanding of the Middle East & North Africa, presenting arts and education programs that help bridge political and religious divides. We are an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, serving the community since 2001. Our goal is to grow our active storefront into a multidisciplinary arts center that can better serve greater Los Angeles.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
GALLERY DEVOTED TO THE MIDDLE EAST HOSTS MULTI-MEDIA ART EXHIBIT HONORING THE MUSICAL HERITAGE OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH ASIA
[Los Angeles-January 24, 2013] From Feb. 2-March 15, the Levantine Cultural Center's Inside/Outside Gallery presents "The Art of Music" by Adnan Hussain. The multi-media exhibition, with an artist's reception on Feb. 2, 7-10 pm, and concert dates on Feb. 8 and Feb. 22, both at 8 pm, will feature Hussain's paintings, along with music and film inspired by the cultural heritage of Central and South Asia.
LOS ANGELES WILL BE HOME TO FIRST MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTS CENTER
FOR THE MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA, OPENING JAN 2013
After over a decade of presenting arts and education programs in Southern California, the Levantine Cultural Center (LCC)—a 501c3 nonprofit organization that champions diverse cultures from Morocco to Afghanistan—has embarked on a 6-month campaign to raise $2 million. The Center will re-open in a new 10,000 square foot multidisciplinary space in January 2013. The LCC presents arts that promote inter-cultural dialogue and friendship, including film, theatre, music, art exhibits, author talks, classes and workshops.
Freedom Theatre West is the first theatre company in Southern California devoted to the Middle East subject.
In March 2009, I travelled to Gaza with an international peace delegation organized by CODEPINK, Women for Peace. Our mission was to witness the aftermath of Operation Cast Lead, Israel's 22-day assault on Gaza and to celebrate International Women's Day with the women and children of Gaza. One of the most disturbing experiences occurred when we visited children's centers and saw their drawings of people being killed and wounded. They showed their homes destroyed, their family's olive trees uprooted, and planes and helicopters dropping bombs and white phosphorus. They drew images of their traumas that no children anywhere should ever have to experience.
"Empathy is a wave that need never be stopped. If our children can catch this wave, from the ocean of tears shed by Palestinian children, they might have a future in a more stable and saner world." —Alice Walker [read Walker's original essay on the challenges of this exhibit]
Please come and see and support this new exhibition, A Child's View of Gaza, in Los Angeles.
The holidays are a time for levity and friendship! We are pleased to present fine art, books, DVDs, CDs, jewelry, clothing and various and sundry items for sale in our gallery-bookshop! All sales support the Levantine Cultural Center's arts and educational programming in 2012. Free refreshments and gift wrapping, up to 50% off all items in stock! Get your holiday shopping done early, stop by the Levantine Cultural Center. More items and info.
The holidays are a time for levity and friendship! We are pleased to present fine art, books, DVDs, CDs, jewelry, clothing and various and sundry items for sale in our gallery-bookshop! All sales support the Levantine Cultural Center's arts and educational programming in 2012. Free refreshments and gift wrapping, up to 50% off all items in stock! Get your holiday shopping done early, stop by the Levantine Cultural Center...
By Saba Mohtasham
A Palestinian woman sits on a hill of dirt, resting her heavy head on her left hand. Behind her lay the remains of her demolished home. And next to this photograph reads the quote “If you lived here, you would be home by now.”