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Syrian Artists at Trail's VISAC Gallery

Fundraiser for Father and Brother of Selkirk College Student


Between November 10 and December 15, the VISAC Gallery in Trail is presenting the fundraiser art show “Art Surviving.” This show will be exhibiting works by father and son Syrian refugee artists Saad Zwayne and Amr Zwayne.

There is a strong Selkirk College connection to this show. Rahaf Zwayne is a second-year student in the Resort & Hotel Management Program on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus. Her sponsor family lives in Trail and Rahaf lives in the Tenth Street Residence. Saad is her father and Amr is her brother, both are in currently in Istanbul waiting for their immigration papers.

VISAC art show

All funds from sold work at this show will go to the artists to help them in their final steps as they prepare to join their family in Trail.

There will be an opening reception at the VISAC Gallery on Friday, November 10 between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Everyone is invited and light refreshments will be served. The gallery is also open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The VISAC Gallery is located in the Selkirk College Trail Campus (1501 Cedar Avenue).