By Ocean Francoeur
Special to The Record
Following the 2017 exhibition of Syrian refugee Maa’li al Khalili, Ye Olde Blacksmith art gallery in Stanstead is once again offering a platform to help those whose voices are often left unheard. Their new exhibit, “Voices from Greece”, will be presenting the story of three refugees through painting and poetry from August 18 to September 2.
The curator of the exhibit, Jackie Heim, regularly volunteers at refugee camps in Greece. This is how she met the three artists featured at the gallery: husband and wife Majed Ebraheem and Fatima Kriem, and René Jean Amba. They instantly all became good friends.
“The exhibit is really looking at the experience of these three people who arrived in Greece by boat,” she said. “They were artists in their home country, doing well and living off their craft. See full story in the Wednesday, August 1 edition of The Record.