By SALINA POST
Themes of heritage and family histories are central to the Salina Art Center’s latest exhibition.
Forms of relationship by Spring Artist-in-Residence Ghazal Ghazi runs through May 21 at the Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe Avenue. The exhibition is open to the public free of charge; donations are welcome.
The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday; 11am-7pm Friday; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Additionally, the public is invited to an opening reception with the artist from 5-7 p.m. Friday as part of Salina Downtown’s First Friday, according to information from the Salina Art Center. Brief remarks will be made at 6 p.m.
A Lunch & Learn via Zoom and Facebook Live with Ghazi presenting an artist talk is scheduled for May 18.
About the Salina Art Center Artist
Ghazal Ghazi is a Tulsa-based multidisciplinary artist born in Tehran, Iran. His works address the themes of heritage and family histories. Manifested through painting and ceramics, these works pursue her Monumental miniatures series, where she investigates collective memory and cultural intervention.
The paintings in this body of work shed light on contemporary issues facing Iranian-American and SWANA (Southwest Asian North African) and Muslim communities in the context of diaspora, migration, state violence and transgenerational transmission of culture.