MONTREAL, June 19 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in partnership with the Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes (TCRI) and Palbric Art Foundation cordially invite you to commemorate World Refugee Day on June 20th with the launch of a new art exhibit.
Entitled Do Not Pass By, the exhibition will feature larger-than-life posters by the great Czech-Canadian artist and onetime political refugee Milos Reindl. Following the special launch event, this free exhibition will be open to the public at Complexe Guy-Favreau through July 15th.
We stand together #WithRefugees!
- Exhibition launch and lunch (invitation only): Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm
- Free public exhibition: June 21 - July 15, 2017
Complexe Guy-Favreau, Metro-level lobby, 200 Réné Levesque Blvd. O, Montreal
- 12:30: Florence Bourdeau,TCRI, and Moyad Almarzoki (hosts)
- 12:40: Kathleen Weil, MNA et Ministre de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion
- 12:45: Lida Aghasi, TCRI
- 12:50: Michael Cukier, Founder, Palbric Art Foundation
- 12:55: Denise Otis, Legal Officer/Conseillère juridique,UNHCR
- 1:00: Frantz Benjamin, Président du conseil de ville, Montréal
- 1:05: Joseph, young refugee
- 1:10: Victoria Schwartz and Shuming Li, Peacetogether app founders and Trafalgar School for Girls students
- 1:15: Closing, Florence Bourdeau,TCRI
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About the Exhibition:
Do Not Pass By is a timely celebration of diversity, multiculturalism and integration, intended to address the issue of immigrants and refugees in a way that will amuse, enlighten and educate. This initiative begins with Milos Reindl, a remarkable Czech-Canadian artist and onetime political refugee who called Montreal home in his later years.
Showcasing some of his 30 vintage posters, the exhibition pairs Reindl's art with accompanying texts covering varied topics including food, music, architecture and beauty in a way that celebrates diversity and unites us.
About Palbric Art Foundation:
Art and music are the universal languages we can all enjoy; our vision is to use art to speak to the world. Our first objective is to address refugee and immigration issues by promoting integration, while countering xenophobia with a celebration of diversity.
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For further information: Media Contact: Michael Cukier, Founder, Palbric Art Foundation, Michael@palbric.org, 514-946-8000