Syrian Artists Need Our Help!

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After eight years of a horrific war — made even worse by weapons and fighters sent in from outside the country — a fragile peace is beginning to emerge in several parts of Syria. A brave group of Syrian artists have endured the devastation and are now emerging from the rubble. They need our help!

Syrian-American artist Tony Khawam who grew up in Syria and Mel Lehman of Common Humanity, a non-profit promoting peace and understanding in the Middle East, will be traveling to Syria in 2018 to visit with the artists and bring some of their paintings back to the U.S.  Your donations will help Common Humanity to purchase roundtrip airline tickets from the US to Syria and to secure an exhibition gallery space in the US. The exhibition will help Americans who visit the exhibit to see the richness and timeless beauty of Syrian arts and culture.
There is something you can do to help.  Please join us with your support on this unique journey of compassion. We will take you with us via your computer! Donations from US and Canada higher than $50.00 and donations from other countries higher than $75 will automatically receive a signed copy of Tony Khawam’s recently published 50-page art catalogue in conjunction with Bailey Contemporary Arts and Art Basel/Red Dot Art Miami exhibitions titled "Syria - Aleppo Urban Landscapes" painting series 2015-2017.

Click to view some pages of the digital art catalog: https://e.issuu.com/embed.html#31844974/55569936

2009 - Mel Lehman with group of American Doctors helped Iraqi refugee artists  exhibit artworks in the U.S.

2009-2012 - Mel Lehman organized several art exhibits in the U.S.  for the Iraqi refugee artists. This is one of the exhibits title "Building Bridges, Art For Peace".

Common Humanity delegation at historic Umayyad Mosque in Old Damascus

Mel Lehman at remains of ancient Roman temple in Old Damascus

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Mr. Mel Lehman director of Common Humanity.org bring Iraqi artists paintings for US exhibitions.
11/76 Khawam family at Damascus Airport
Mel Mehman with US Doctors in Damascus
Iraqi art exhibits at Wichita State U
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Mel Lehman previous trips to the Middle East and previous Iraqi refugee art exhibits at Bethel College and Wichita State University. More at http://www.ictcommonhumanity.org
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Raised by 3 people in 14 months
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