Arts and Renaissance School: Art As A Family Affair

Three women painting

Lebanon offers a plethora of art schools but very few specialize in the art of teaching the fundamentals of technique, one that meticulously guides students to develop and progress their craft. One of those schools is Arts and Renaissance — a respected and established family-owned art institution that has taught thousands of art enthusiasts in […]

Tripoli’s Little Artists: Kun Ensen’s Peacebuilding Project

Sadika Kebbi founded the nonprofit Kun Ensen (Being Human), teaching youth to express themselves through art and public speaking, but the bigger agenda is peacebuilding. Driving up to Tripoli, I’m thinking about the unique Sadika Kebbi and what she’s up to today – her Little Picasso Project. On this gray afternoon in early spring, the […]

Ayad Nasser Paints the Town! From Ouzai to Ouzville

Photos by: Ruth Moucharafieh Flying into Beirut recently, I was surprised to discover Ouzai had turned into a hip display of colors. Just south of Beirut, Ouzai is the first glimpse Lebanon visitors see as their planes circle to land at Rafic Hariri International Airport. It has been a congested, run-down area since the Civil […]