Beiruty Dreams for Display for the Art Exhibit in the Bankhead lobby.


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Anne Giancola (978) 852-6333 

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Exciting News: Bothwell Artist Ghada Jamal Invited to Monte Carlo to Participate in the Christie’s Auction of Her Painting Beiruty Dreams, Benefiting the TAKREEM Foundation 

Livermore, CA – (May 2, 2024) – Livermore Valley Arts is excited to share that one of its visual artists, Pleasanton’s Ghada Jamal, has been invited to Monte Carlo, Monaco, to participate in the Christie’s Auction of her painting Beiruty Dreams. The TAKREEM Foundation is putting on this fundraising gala event on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo. Benefits from the auction will support the TAKREEM Foundation, a humanitarian organization founded with a vision to highlight Arab accomplishments, inspire youth, and showcase positive role models. TAKREEM’s mission is to shed light on these successes, reminding people, especially the youth, that amidst adversity, there is hope, love, and life thriving beyond the headlines of war. Established in 2009, TAKREEM endeavors to reshape the narrative surrounding the portrayal of the Arab image by showcasing the accomplishments of Arab achievers on a global scale. Fostering connections across regions and the diaspora, it has built bridges between North Africa, the Middle East, the Gulf, and the Arab diaspora, creating a community of like-minded people and acting as a gateway for the region’s cultural, educational, scientific, environmental, humanitarian, social, and economic excellence. TAKREEM aims to cultivate an environment and dynamics necessary for advancement, leaving an indelible mark and providing future generations with a new breed of role models. Livermore Valley Arts is honored that one of its visual and teaching artists has been selected by such an esteemed organization from our corner of the world. “It is such an honor to have a colleague and friend be recognized in such a remarkable way,” said Visual Arts and Education Manager Anne Giancola on this occasion. “There is so much going on in our world today. To see someone from our own Tri-Valley community using their art for such a good cause, to better our world, and to be acknowledged in such a way it is a tremendously exciting moment in our Livermore Valley Arts circle.”

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Ghada Jamal started painting in the early 1980s and continued her studies at Beirut University College. She immigrated to the United States of America. She earned a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from CSULB in 1990, living in California until her return to Lebanon in 2002. Over the years, Ghada has exhibited in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. She has had nine solo shows in Beirut: at Art on 56th Gallery, Agial Gallery, The French Cultural Center, and Piece Unique. She has also participated in several group shows, such as CONTEMPORARY ART at City Center Dome and THE ROAD TO PEACE at Beirut Art Center. Her work is in many permanent collections, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. Ghada taught drawing and painting at American University of Beirut and Notre Dame University. Currently, Ghada is residing in California and continues to paint and exhibit in Lebanon and abroad. 

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