Artist Nada Odeh will be adding lots of color to the wall on the south end of the Munjed’s building. Coming summer 2020!
The Description of the Westcott Mural:
The mural design consists of different elements. The warm colors reflect the Middle Eastern culture and memories from the land of sun.The drawings and the religious symbols reflect the people who live and resides in the Middle East who come from different backgrounds and populations. The scenery of the city roofs and the skies that can be found anywhere in the middle East, the trees and waters that can be found in the cities across the Middle East. Arabic calligraphy verse with the word “ Salam” which means peace.
About Nada Odeh
Nada Odeh is a Syrian artist, activist, humanitarian and a modern-day poet. She was both born and raised in Damascus and has lived in countries such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and came to the USA in 2013 due to the conflict and revolution in her country. Nada got her M.A. in Museum Studies from Syracuse University. She lives and works in Syracuse, New York. She had gotten her Bachelor in fine arts from the Damascus University. She has attended many workshops in the field of visual arts, communication arts, and therapeutic arts. Odeh has established a project commonly known as ‘Nada’s Picassos’, which had begun in Damascus but was then later moved to Dubai, Michigan and currently New York State. The medium she works in is Acrylics on Canvases. Arabic miniatures, Middle Eastern colors and small details of the heritage influence her artwork. The key theme in which her artwork is mainly focused on is the Syrian refugees in camps and Syrian people. Recently she is focusing more on displaced Syrian women in exile. She has exhibited her art in Damascus, Dubai, New York City, Detroit, Toledo, Tiffin, Washington D.C. Syracuse, Albany and Auburn, New York.
Nada Odeh is a freelance curator who had the opportunity to curate different projects with the topic of immigration and folklore arts. She worked with the New York Folklore Society on different projects to highlight immigrants and refugees folklore arts.