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Opening Doors: Calling Central Ohio Home
on view March 5 – June 7, 2019

opening reception Tuesday, March 5, 6 to 8 p.m.
Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Dr., Dublin, Ohio
(free)

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Opening Doors: Calling Central Ohio Home is a group exhibition by New Americans who delve into concepts of identity through their artwork. Featured artists include Iraqi-born photographer/videographer Bilal Alabbood with his project “From Baghdad to Dublin”; and Somali photographer Faduma Hasan, who explores the impact of the hijab as a visual identity trigger.

The exhibition, which is curated by Columbus visual ethnographer Tariq Tarey, will be on view in the Dublin Arts Council (DAC) gallery, 7125 Riverside Dr., in Dublin from March 5 through June 7, 2019.

The exhibition opens with a public reception for the visual artists and a West African Griot performance on Tuesday, March 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Additional performances featuring Iraqi, Somali and Nepalese cultural traditions will take place at Dublin Arts Council on April 9 and May 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. The opening reception, the exhibition and performances are free of charge.

Gallery hours are Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Photo caption: The exhibition Opening Doors: Calling Central Ohio Home opens on March 5 with a West African Griot performance, led by musician Samba Mbaye (pictured). Photo: Tariq Tarey.