Amen: A Prayer For The World Art Exhibit at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Amen: A Prayer For The World Art Exhibit

Featuring 48 Life-Size Human Fiberglass Sculptures

Opens At

The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine

Thursday, October 16

image003Exhibit Features Life-Size Human Fiberglass Sculptures Created by Celebrated Egyptian Artist Reda Abdel Rahman and Decorated by Artists from Egyptian and Western Christian, Muslim and Jewish Backgrounds

Opening Reception Hosted by The Arab Republic of Egypt, CARAVAN and The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Forty-eight artists from Christian, Muslim and Jewish backgrounds have each been given a life-size human fiberglass sculpture, in one of four poses of prayer, to paint or decorate as they wish for exhibition at the Sixth Interfaith CARAVAN Exhibition of Visual Arts, AMEN: A Prayer for the World, opening to the public at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street) in Manhattan, on Thursday, October 16. An opening reception will be held from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

The Very Reverend, Dr. James A. Kowalski, Dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine as well as the Consul General of the Arab Republic of Egypt in New York, Ambassador Ahmed Farouk, will each speak at the reception.image001

Seeking to build interreligious bridges, the 2014 CARAVAN exhibition, which finished its Middle East run in Cairo in June at Egypt’s Museum of Modern Art, is built around the theme AMEN—A Prayer for the World, and is an aspirational expression of hope and goodwill.

The exhibition is co-curated by CARAVAN Founder/President, Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler and celebrated Egyptian artist Reda Abdel Rahman. It is sponsored by SODIC, a real estate company in Egypt, and supported by the British Council.

The sculptures will be on display through November 23, 2014.