Oct 19, 2012

Room for Hope: An evening learning about Palestine, art and cuisine

Last night, I attended an event called Room For Hope, Images of Courage and Redemptive Suffering in Contemporary Art along with a food sampler of Palestine. Just by chance I heard it advertised on NPR.  I thought that this would be a good way to learn more about Palestine.  Michael Spath was the guest speaker, who is a professor at IPFW, and has been to the Holy land many times.  

Here are two of the lovely hostesses in traditional Palestinian dress.  They explained what each dish was to the guests.

Delicious sweets with nuts and dates

Traditional grape leaves filled with meat

Kibbe is an appetizer filled with ground lamb and Bulgar wheat served with yogurt sauce. ( I ate three of these, they were delicious)

There were pastries filled with cheese, oregano, and spinach.  The ladies spent hours cooking for this event.  My hat is off to them for all of the hard work.

There was Hummus, Baba ghannouj, Tabbouleh,  Arab salad and many more items to choose from.

                The exhibit will be on display until the end of November.

Arab Spring by Taleb Dweik

There were several artists promoted in the exhibit: Taleb Dweik, Asim Abu Shakra, mona Hatoum, Sliman Mansour, Ismail Shammout, and many others. This art exhibit alone is worth the trip. 


The First Presbyterian Church
300 W. Wayne Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802