The I AM exhibition opened on January 12, 2018 at The Center for the Arts (Theater Gallery) in Jackson, Wyoming, as part of its 16-month USA tour, running through February 25, 2017. CARAVAN's hosting partner in Jackson was Wyoming Humanities / thinkWY.
Before being exhibited in Jackson, I AM exhibition premiered its global tour at the National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, Jordan in May 2017 and was subsequently showcased on London’s Trafalgar Square at the historic St. Martin-in-the-Fields and then at the American University Museum in Washington DC.
The Center for the Arts
Opening Event & Reception at The Center for the Arts, Jackson, Wyoming January 12, 2018
In Jackson, an official opening program and reception was hosted by thinkWY | Wyoming Humanities on the evening of January 12, 2018 at The Center for the Arts. Special guest speakers were participating Yemeni-Bosnian artist Alia Ali, Shannon Smith, Executive Director of thinkWY and Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler, Founding President of CARAVAN. The opening also included a special musical performance by Mahmoud Chouki (“Mood”), Moroccan master guitarist and multi-instrumentalist.
The US Tour of I AM by CARAVAN is in partnership with Art Bahrain Across Borders (ArtBAB), the premier international art fair in The Kingdom of Bahrain. Local Jackson organizational sponsors included Center of Wonder, Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, Hotel Jackson, St. John's Jackson Hole, Wyoming Women's Foundation, and the Community Safety Network.
CARAVAN EVENTS in JACKSON, WY (around the I AM exhibition)
January 13, 2018
At Teton County Library
Kahlil Gibran: An Unparalleled Guide for Our Times
A Talk/Lecture by Paul-Gordon Chandler related to his new book, IN SEARCH OF A PROPHET: A Spiritual Journey with Kahlil GIbran
Chandler took the listener on a fascinating journey through the all-embracing nature of Kahlil Gibran, the early 20th century Lebanese-American poet-artist and mystic. He shared how Kahlil Gibran, a supreme East-West figure, can be a compelling and much-needed guide for our times, addressing today's interest in spirituality over religion, to peace, harmony and the building of bridges between the cultures and creeds of the Middle East and West. The lecture was followed by a book-signing.
January 21 and February 11, 2018
“Shared Experiences – Different Cultures”
The I AM exhibition was a catalyst for critical conversations in Jackson around women's issues, locally and globally. An exciting schedule of three different community programs (held January 21 and February 11) under the title “Shared Experiences – Different Cultures” are accompanying the I AM exhibition in Jackson organized by thinkWY to stimulate discussion, dialogue and education, promoting further understanding.