Marie Khouri Harmony Arts Festival

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Please join us from July 31-Aug 9 at Millennium Park (foot of 15th Street) in West Vancouver to experience Marie Khouri's amazing sculpture, "You and I," at the Harmony Arts Festival!

Marie Khouri's works often start in the palm of her hand, where she models clay and other materials into shapes that a body's curves and other organic forms. Khouri, who was born in Egypt and raised in Lebanon until civil war forced her to relocate to Europe, draws on her cultural background and classical training to create complex works imbued with meaning. Khouri's Harmony Arts Festival installation, entitled "You and I," spells its namesake in Arabic script. Viewers are invited to interact with the sinuous sculptures which act as seating and provoke us to consider how art and ideas can link people and cultures. "You and I" creates a space for public engagement: a place for sitting, conversation, or simply enjoyment. Marie Khouri lives and works in Vancouver.

The installation is organized by WVM and Pantea Haghighi. "You and I" is courtesy the artist and Equinox Gallery, Vancouver. (Image: Marie Khouri, Installation of "Let's Sit and Talk," 2014. Photo: Equinox Gallery.) ‪#‎harmonyartswv‬ http://www.harmonyarts.ca 

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