PCAC Celebrates National Arab-American Heritage Month

The Pontiac Creative Art Center Celebrates National Arab-American Heritage Month

The Pontiac Creative Art Center (PCAC) invites the public to an artist reception to celebrate National Arab-American Heritage Month on Friday, April 15, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. As an opportunity to introduce visitors to a wider diversity of citizens and cultures—music, poetry, and food will accompany the collection of artwork from Arab artists.

by Haydar Alyasiry

by Haydar Alyasiry

Opening Reception April 15 with Artists, Poets, and Musicians

The Pontiac Creative Arts Center is located at 47 Williams Street, at Lawrence Street, in Pontiac. Nearly 20 artists will be showing during the exhibition, including Haydar Alyasiry, Ilham Mahfouz, Jamila Alhaib, Manal Kadry, Sarah Alogaili, and Angeline D’balentine.

Performances include Poet Ibaa Ismail, Oud Musician Brian Boulus, Cello Musician Sarah Kefri, and Rapper Omar Aburashed. Arab food and sweets, as well as soft drinks, will be offered.

The Chieftess by Angeline D'balentine

The Chieftess by Angeline D’balentine

Arab-Americans are artists, doctors, and teachers, as well as, entrepreneurs, scientists, and bankers. The shows from April 15 until May 7 and presents a chance to recognize the achievements of the Arab-American community in and around Pontiac and the state.

Admission is free. Sales of the art will benefit the Pontiac Creative Art Center. Parking at lot off W. Pike Street, and street parking.

UM EL ABAYA - by Sarah Alogaili

UM EL ABAYA – by Sarah Alogaili

About the Pontiac Creative Arts Center

The Pontiac Creative Arts Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving the North Oakland community area with art education, art programs, and exhibitions. Since 1965, the PCAC has been bringing the arts to Pontiac with funding in part by the Furlong Trust, The National Endowment for the Arts, and donations. Gallery hours Wednesday 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and Saturday 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Call 248-333-7849 or visit www.PontiacArts.org for more information.

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