Join artist Luma Jasmin for a live painting with music provided by Ryan Garrett. This event is free and open to all along with the serving of appetizers. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. and the live painting performance will begin at 6:30.
About the Artists:
Luma Jasim is an Iraqi-American interdisciplinary artist who will be performing in collaboration with musician Ryan Garrett.
The performance will have a series of Luma's childhood stories from Baghdad, Iraq. The storytelling will involve Luma’s live-action painting combined with a projection of a charcoal stop-motion animation. The animations were created by middle school students in a workshop led by Luma.
The other element of the performance is the music created by middle school teacher and musician Ryan Garrett.
In her art, Luma explores the relationship of different concepts within today's political climate, drawing from past experiences through her practice. She uses the personal to address politics and activate the viewer's curiosity.
Luma is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design, The New School, and has completed many artists residencies and fellowships. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
Luma and Ryan's performance is funded through a Doris Duke Foundation grant awarded to the Idaho Office for Refugees.
Author: Holly Beech
Idaho Office for Refugees Communications Manager
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