Detroit’s Art Scene Grows #hive55

Last updated February 8, 2017 at  1:19 PM

Local artist George Rahme shares and explains the process behind his art Sunday at an art talk.

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Artist George Rahme discusses his work at an art talk on Sunday at the Simone DeSousa Gallery 

On Sunday, February 5, 2017, Hamtramck based artist George Rahme held an art talk for his art show, A Solider of Stars, at the Simone DeSousa Gallery. Rahme’s show, which runs from January 14 through February 26, includes eight of Rahme’s pieces either on canvas or fabric, in addition to a video element shown on a back wall of the gallery and Solider of Stars Elixirs.

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Artist George Rahme discusses his work at an art talk on Sunday at the Simone DeSousa Gallery

Sunday’s art talk, put on by the Simone DeSousa Gallery, began with Simone DeSousa greeting the group of eight attendees and introducing Rahme. Rahme then walked the group through the gallery, piece by piece, and explained the creative process used to create each piece.

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Artist George Rahme discusses his work at an art talk on Sunday at the Simone DeSousa Gallery

When describing his work, Rahme focused on the vast influence that his Lebanese roots has had on his work. He also discussed drawing on his working class background for inspiration for his pieces. At the conclusion of Rahme’s presentation, the audience was given the chance to ask questions. Roughly eight questions were asked from various individuals, all of which were very insightful questions provoking further discussion from Rahme. On Friday February 24, from 7 to 9 PM, Rahme will return to the Simone DeSousa Gallery for a performance event with his pieces.

Below is an interview with a participant of the event, Grace Alexandra, on how she felt the event was received:

 

Below is a video clip from the event where artist George Rahme describes his work:

 

Location of the Simone DeSousa Gallery:

All photos, videos and audio recordings by: Addison Wallace

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