"Pursuit of the Spiritual"

by Salah Mubarek
Center for Faith and Life
February 1 - March 16, 2012

There will be a Gallery Reception on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend - this is a featured exhibit during Luther’s Black History Conference, February 15-16, 2012.

Salah Mubarek

Chicago artist Salah Mubarek has been drawing and painting since he was a child in Ethiopia.  He studied and won scholarship awards at both Northeastern Illinois University and the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.  His work has been exhibited in several venues, including the Deacon Street Gallery, the Nicole Gallery, the DuSable Museum of African American History, the Ethiopian Community Association, and the James R. Thompson Center, all in Chicago.  His work has also been shown at the National Black Fine Art Show in New York City, and Harari Azevbach Ethiopian Harari Association of Northern California in San Francisco.

Artist’s Statement

I wanted to give a nod to spirituality as the long standing subject in African American art and at the same time acknowledge what moves me and guides my creativity.

-Salah Mubarek