June 9- 23, 2023
Community Engagement- Interactive Talk Saturday, June 17 from 11:30-1pm at the Jemez Springs Public Library and Open Studio Sunday, June 18 from 11:30-1pm at Mission Street Arts
Soulaf Abas was born in Damascus, Syria. After receiving her undergraduate degree in painting she returned to Syria where she began to document the destruction she witnessed in her work. Abas received her Master of Fine Arts in painting from Indiana State University in 2013 and currently lives and works in Terre Haute, Indiana where she teaches art at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology.
Abas, while in residence at Mission Street Arts, will create paintings, pastels, and watercolors that explore the subject of “Loss”. Abas explains, “traumatic experiences can change us in undetectable ways, and grief can alter our outlook on life. Art is a powerful tool to navigate these experiences and to process them.”
Abas will conduct an artist talk on Saturday, June 17 from 11:30-1pm at the Jemez Springs Public Library and have an open studio to view the new work created while in residence on Sunday, June 18 from 11:30-1pm at Mission Street Arts.