Nada Odeh G'18, a Syrian artist, activist, humanitarian and modern-day poet, is presenting the exhibition “My Voyage: I Float” at 914Works.
Odeh, who is pursuing a master of arts degree in museum studies from the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ School of Design, was born and raised in Damascus. She came to the United States in 2013 due to the conflict and revolution in her country.
Odeh earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from Damascus University and has attended numerous workshops in the field of visual arts, communication arts and therapeutic arts. She works in acrylics on canvas. Arabic miniatures, Middle Eastern colors and small details of the heritage influence her artwork, which is mainly focused on the Syrian refugees in camps and the Syrian people.
Odeh established a project commonly known as “Nada's Picassos,” which began in Damascus but was then later moved to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and now Michigan. She has exhibited her work in Damascus; Dubai; New York City; Detroit; Toledo, Ohio; Chicago; Washington, D.C.; and Albany, N.Y.
ADMISSION AND HOURS
The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The gallery is open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.