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About the Event
Join us for a conversation with Helen Zughaib about her art, its influences and styles.
Helen Zughaib was born in Beirut, Lebanon, living mostly in the Middle East and Europe before
coming to the United States to study art at Syracuse University, earning her BFA from the
College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Helen currently lives and works in Washington, DC, as an artist. She paints primarily in gouache
and ink on board and canvas. More recently, she has worked with wood, shoes, and cloth in
mixed media installations. Her work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe and
Lebanon. Her paintings are included in many private and public collections, including the White
House, World Bank, Library of Congress, US Consulate General, Vancouver, Canada, American
Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, the Arab American National Museum in Detroit, Michigan, and the
Minneapolis Institute of Art. Her paintings are included in the DC Art Bank Collection and she
has received the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellowship award in 2015, 2016,
2017 2018 and 2019. Helen has served as Cultural Envoy to Palestine, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia. Her
paintings have been gifted to heads of state by President Obama and former Secretary of State,