After the artists research trip to Israel and Palestine, ArtUp received funds from The Investing in Professional Artists to bring in Palestinian artist, Basha Alhroub to the US in July.
Much of Bashar’s time was spent learning about the invisible walls that separate cultures, neighbors, and ideas from one another here in the States. He traveled from NYC to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont…smoking the whole way!
Bashar cooked for us, made art with us, researched his installation, met with Pittsburgh Filmmakers and created footage for a film to open in Tunisa and Jordan in 2015. He toured The Hill District, The North side, the East End, Braddock and Homestead steel mills, museums and schools, meeting with artists, educators and community activists.
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