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Fairoozan Abdullah’s World of Paper

Growing up in Baghdad, Iraq, Fairoozan Abdullah remembers painting as far back as the age of five. The young artist went on to earn a bachelor's degree from the College of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad and teach art in the Iraqi capital for many years. At 30, Fairoozan and her family were forced to leave Iraq, however she continued to paint as a refugee in Georgia, Romania, and Yemen. In 2010, a United Nations refugee program allowed her to come to the US. It was after planting roots in South Carolina that Fairoozan began her paper quilling journey. The dynamic art form of paper quilling involves taking strips of paper and rolling them into different shapes to create detailed designs. The result looks just like a regular painting, with each strip representing a brushstroke. This exhibition, presented as a component of the 2023 North Charleston Arts Fest, features a collection of Fairoozan’s paper quilled “paintings” of portraits, landscapes, and more, as well as her three-dimensional abstract sculptures.
Free. North Charleston City Hall, 3rd floor, 2500 City Hall Ln.
On view: May 3-June 18, 2023, 8:00am-7:00pm daily
Free Public Reception: Thursday, May 4, 2023, 5:00-7:00pm

May 4, 2023 - June 8, 2023

North Charleston City Hall
2500 City Hall Lane
North Charleston, SC 29405

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