Speaker: Rola Craig.
Join us as we delve into the artistic worlds of several local artists working in fields such as fiber arts, illustration, art & culture, and more.
Artists will give lectures followed by a Q & A session. Light refreshments and finger foods will be served.
All ages are welcome!
Rola is a blogger on contemporary art in the Bay Area. Born in Lebanon & raised in Kuwait, she will speak about the importance of building positive environment for understanding other cultures and addressing intercultural issues.
Rola Osseiran-Craig born in Lebanon, raised in Kuwait, did her undergraduate studies and MA in International Affairs/Ethnic Conflict Management in the American University of Beirut/Lebanon and her second MA in Museum Management and Curatorial Studies in the University of Toronto/Canada. Worked in the banking sector in Kuwait and Lebanon, worked in the not-for-profit sector (NGOs) in Amman/Jordan, Beirut/Lebanon, and Toronto/Canada.
Rola’s career path is broad, in fundraising, public relations, and communication arenas, working with multicultural communities in pluralistic environments with an unyielding strong commitment to the model and practices of diversity. A love for art in general and contemporary art, in particular, has been her guiding star. Believing in the vital importance of a community- artists and audience- as to ‘who’ it’s imperative to engage in cultural/artistic endeavors, has been her business trajectory.
In the framework of solid ethical values, Rola accomplished substantial and prominent cultural and community outreach projects. Creating and overseeing an Art and Culture Association in Lebanon- Floukart, and cofounding a venture in Sonoma County- I2C Cultural Center, are in line with her perspective of the significance of building a positive environment for understanding other cultures, raising awareness of intercultural issues and being open to seeking and implementing new ideas. Rola is a Blogger on contemporary art in San Francisco and north bay area and has been living in Sonoma for the last two years. She speaks Arabic, English, and French.