Friday, August 15, 2008

Lounah and Her Mystical Paintings: Closing Reception and Meet the Artist

Artist Lounah, whose paintings are currently on exhibit in the Social Hall, will be at the Brown/RISD Hillel on September 18 at 7pm for a closing reception and meet and greet. 

From her website:
"Lounah was born on Passover 1917 in the Hellenistic town of Bergama in the Ottoman Empire(Turkey) to a family of rabbis, merchants and magicians, but was raised from the age of 5 in Paris following the destruction of her home city of Smyrna. After her heroic survival of Nazi occupation, she met her future husband, a US Army Intelligence Officer and spy, on the Champs Elysees during the first day of the Liberation of Paris. Living a life dedicated to education and travel, she and her husband spent most of their time living in France, Italy, Switzerland and the USA, where they created and produced socially conscious audio-lingual programs for schools around the world. She began painting in 1980 at the age of 63 and continues to paint today at 91 with the same energy and vigor as that of her earlier years."

Her work will be on exhibit through September 21.