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Beauty, Peace, Resistance: Barefoot Artists in Palestine

On July 21 at 7 pm, Mainers are being given an opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of three artist/activists eager to share their experiences living with Palestinians in the West Bank. Lily Yeh (of Barefoot Artists, Philadelphia), Robert Shetterly (Americans Who Tell the Truth), and Dudley Hendrick will tell stories and show images of their engaging projects in the Nablus area.EPF

These three friends used their talents to offer friendship and understanding to the Palestinian people. Creating art in public spaces they were able as well to create solidarity, promote trust, and help Palestinians to find transcendence in the midst of destruction and despair. Through art, they found a means to counter the brutal reality of everyday existence and to transform suffering.

Sponsored by the Maine branch of Episcopal Peace Fellowship, the event will take place at 7 p.m., July 21, in the parish hall at St. Paul’s Church (27 Pleasant Street) in Brunswick. The public is cordially invited to attend; light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the church office at 725-5342.

The same program will be repeated on July 22 at St. Francis-by-the-Sea in Blue Hill.