THE BRIDGE, a ground-breaking East-West traveling exhibit showcasing the work of 47 contemporary artists from 15 countries of Muslim, Christian and Jewish backgrounds, opens with a Sept. 10 reception in SinClair Gallery. Displayed through Sept. 30.
The opening reception begins at 6 p.m. in the gallery.
THE BRIDGE is brought to Wyoming during a time of increasing stereotypes and media hype, and in the midst of the ever-widening divide that exists between the Middle East and West, and ever-growing misconceptions and apprehensions.
Forty-seven Arab, Persian and Jewish contemporary visual artists from the three primary monotheistic faith backgrounds use a variety of artistic mediums to illustrate the theme of what “bridges” us to each other, as well as what they hold in common across their creeds and cultures.
THE BRIDGE has been exhibited at venues throughout the world. It opened Feb. 2, 2015, with a month-long exhibition in Paris to commemorate the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week and was subsequently shown in Cairo,Egypt; at St. Martin-in-the-Fields on Trafalgar Square in London, Metz Cathedral in Metz, France; St. Paul’s Chapel bordering Ground Zero in New York; Rockefeller Chapel in Chicago; St. John’s Cathedral in Spokane and Portland’s Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.
The SinClair Gallery in the Orendorff Building is open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free.