January 12, 2018 - Isa Jones
Artist Helen Zughaib is aware of how she gets labeled.
Despite living in the states for over three decades, she finds the phrase “Arab-American” still comes up in interviews, news releases and discussions.
“I was characterized, like it or not, as an Arab-American artist,” said Zughaib, who lives in Washington, D.C., but was born in Lebanon. “That’s who I am. I’m constantly blending East and West and trying to open this dialogue and make these small increments towards each other.”
Zughaib is one of 31 artists whose work will be displayed at the Center for the Arts as part of the “I Am” exhibit. The exhibit is the project of Caravan, a creation of Paul-Gordon Chandler, an American Episcopal priest.