Fadi BouKaram: Lebanon, USA Artist Talk

Tuesday | October 2 | 12:15-1:15pm
Page Theatre | 700 Terrace Heights

In 2016 Lebanese photographer Fadi BouKaram quit his job, came to the U.S., and rented an RV. He spent five months on the road visiting 47 towns with the same name as his country, seeking a Lebanon without war. He also discovered the heart of rural America. Fadi returned this year to plant “cedars of Lebanon” as gestures of unofficial diplomacy and cross-cultural goodwill. In this event, BouKaram discusses Lebanon, USA and his exploration of small town America, including the photographs, the journey, and the friends he made along the way.

This event is part of The Cedar Tree Project, a season-long exploration of cultural heritage, perceptions and identity through the lens of Arab and Arab American artists presented by the Page Series and curated by Sharon Mansur. Additional events and details are available at pagetheatre.org.

The Performance Center at Saint Mary’s University is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit: riverartsalliance.org/JOIN.


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