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Leave Your Swords At The Door

Leave Your Swords at the Door

Last week, I attended the opening of “Leave Your Swords at the Door” at the Yonkers Riverfront Library. This show, curated by Haifa Bint-Kadi, features art by women who identify as Jewish or Muslim and their desire to get to know and connect to the “other,” corresponding to the goals and values of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom.

01 Entrance 06 Gallery

The gallery, on the fourth floor of the library is a wonderful open space and this thoughtful exhibit is beautifully hung. I’m honored to have my newest piece “Let Down Your Guard” included in the show and excited that “One God Unites Us” is also included. “One God Unites Us” was created by third and fourth graders from Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester and the Upper Westchester Muslim Society in 2013. You can see the piece in progress on my blog.

05 Let Down Your Guard 04 One God Unites Us

Among the many incredible pieces, the ones pictured below by Rukshan Haque stopped me in my tracks and pulled me in closer. Her photographs with hand embroidery are stunning and must be seen in person to really appreciate them.

02 Haque03 Haque

Come see the show anytime the library is open through November 24 or join us at a special reception on Thursday, November 2, 5:30-7:30 pm.

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