Rajie Cook, a Palestinian/American internationally known graphic designer, artist, author and part-time Cape Cod resident, will present a talk on “The Art of Conflict” on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Eastham Public Library, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.
Through his recently released memoir, “A Vision for My Father”, Rajie will describe growing up as the son of Palestinian immigrants to the United States and the development of his art as a means to showcase the experiences of the Palestinian people. Rajie inherited his father’s love for Palestine and the Palestinian people, which motivated his many travels to the Middle East on fact finding trips with the Presbyterian Church USA. The pain of the Palestinian people, with the horror of the Occupation and the brutality of life that Palestinian children experience every day, cries out through Rajie’s art and activism. He wants the world to see what he has seen, and like his father before him, yearns for peace to come to this troubled and tortured region. In 2003 his work was exhibited at the Cape Cod Museum of Art.
Copies of the book, signed by the author, will be available for purchase.
The talk is sponsored by the Tree of Life Educational Fund and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Cape Cod chapter. It is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Elaine Brouillard, 508-862-2452.