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“We Are the Bridge” interfaith art exhibition finds new ways to build bridges
 
Opening reception: May 2, from 5 - 8 pm
ICCNC: 1433 Madison St., Oakland, CA
 
On Saturday, May 2, from 5 to 8 pm at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC), the interfaith art exhibition We Are the Bridge will open with a public reception. ICCNC is one of three congregations that, along with Kehilla Community Synagogue and Montclair Presbyterian Church, make up the ‘Faith Trio,’ an interfaith initiative that has coordinated this exhibition, and has collaborated on a variety of community-building activities over the past thirteen years.
 
This new interfaith art exhibition presents over 100 artworks, an inspiring and thought-provoking array of arts by a diverse group of artists. The exhibition offers art as bridge from conflict to reconciliation and expresses the common hopes for peace and coexistence held by people of all faiths and creeds, nationalities, cultures and backgrounds. This exhibition follows up on two very successful interfaith art exhibitions sponsored by the Faith Trio in 2011 and 2013. 
 
At the opening reception on Saturday, May 2, attendees can view the artwork and meet the artists. Refreshments will be served, and the reception is open to all and is free of charge. The opening reception will feature a performance by ASWAT, presenting a medley of music from a range of Middle Eastern cultures. The exhibition will be open for public viewing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm May 3rd through May 30th.
 
This exhibition was funded in part with support from the San Francisco Foundation’s FAITHS fund, the Alliance of California Traditional Arts (ACTA) and the East Bay Community Foundation.
 
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Exhibition Viewing Hours
The exhibition will be open for viewing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am - 4 pm between May 3rd and May 30th. Special viewing hours can be arranged in advance to accommodate groups.