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Newport Performing Arts Center

New exhibit at Olive Street Gallery explores pre-war Afghanistan

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts and Newport Visual Arts Center are excited to present the photography of Dr. Mark Svendsen in an extraordinary new exhibit entitled Afghanistan Before the Wars. The exhibit runs April 2nd – May 19th, 2024, at Olive Street Gallery inside Newport Performing Arts Cent

New exhibit at Olive Street Gallery explores pre-war Afghanistan
New exhibit at Olive Street Gallery explores pre-war Afghanistan

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02 abr 2024, 5:30 p.m. – 19 may 2024, 7:00 p.m.

Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive St, Newport, OR 97365, USA

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Oregon Coast Council for the Arts and Newport Visual Arts Center are excited to present the photography of Dr. Mark Svendsen in an extraordinary new exhibit entitled Afghanistan Before the Wars. The exhibit runs April 2nd  – May 19th, 2024, at Olive Street Gallery inside Newport Performing Arts Center.

 

Afghanistan has not always been a battleground. Unfortunately, all that most Americans know of this country has been gained from news stories, photographs, and video segments from a period dominated by violence, destruction, and destitution. The other Afghanistan, the one that existed before the wars, comprised a beautiful and austere land of high snow-covered mountains, tumbling mountain streams, emerald-green fields of irrigated wheat and rice, and arid deserts.

 

The exciting new exhibit at Olive Street Gallery features photographs of this earlier Afghanistan and its people, drawing from a collection of pictures taken between 1968 and 1973, featuring children, tradesmen, markets, nomads, artisans, and teahouse life. The exhibit serves to acquaint viewers with the native beauty of Afghanistan and the universal humanity of its people and to impart a sense of what life there was like when the country was at peace, a half-century ago.

 

“We deserve to learn more about cultures than how they are presented to us through the news media,” said Chasse Davidson, director of the Newport Visual Arts Center. “Svendsen’s beautiful photographs share a slice of Afghanistan history and connect our humanity in a way that only art can.”  

 

An opening reception will take place on Wednesday, April 17th from 5:30-7:00pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.coastarts.org/events/svendsen

 

Exhibits at Olive Street Gallery are free to the public and can be viewed from 10:00 am 5:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday, at 777 W Olive Street. Artwork is also on display and available for viewing beginning one hour before all public performances at Newport Performing Arts Center.

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