Submitted by Congregational United Church of Christ
The Congregational United Church of Christ, 40W451 Fox Mill Blvd., St. Charles is hosting an exhibition of Palestinian art throughout the month of June.
The exhibit originated in Bethlehem with a juried call for artists living in Palestine, Jerusalem, and Gaza. It is part of a cultural initiative to bring art, culture and education to Christians and Muslims.
A public reception to view the artwork will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 28. In addition to refreshments and music, a representative from the Bright Stars of Bethlehem will be present to share information about the organization. Hosts will also be present during the open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30.
Bright Stars of Bethlehem is a U.S. charitable organization that promotes and spreads the word about the many outreach ministries of the Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem and the Diyar Consortium. The Diyar Consortium, a group of Lutheran-based, ecumenically-oriented institutions, offers programs which serve the whole Palestinian community with emphasis on children, youth, women and elders. Its mission is to build hope and a brighter future for the people of Palestine. All art work is for sale and the proceeds go directly to the artist.