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Tree of Life

Historically there have been few times Israel and Palestine have ever gotten along with each other.  Hate has been close to the only emotion shared between these two cultures since the early 20th century, enveloping the two nations in a dark cloud that has since followed them until today.  Although both parties have come to the negotiating table following the promised release of Palestinian prisoners, there aren’t many times you can catch these two cultures together in name of peace.  On November 7th of this month the world-famous sculptor, Hedva Ser, will be changing that at the Gallerie Sparta in Los Angeles.

In 2011 Ser was honored as a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Artist for Peace and continues to promote eternal peace through her sculptures.  During the opening night reception at Gallerie Sparta, Ser will be showcasing her contemporary bronze statues and the esteemed “Tree of Peace”, which has been in some of the most famous locations around the world including the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and The Al Quds University in Palestine.  This gallery opening will document the first occasion the peace sculpture has made it to North America.

Joining together for this artistic and historic moment are some of the most prominent political figures and celebrities including Buzz Aldrin, Forrest Whitaker, Quincy Jones, the French Consulate General and other international representatives to help bring awareness to such an important, yet difficult end goal.  "I am beyond thrilled to bring my sculptures to Los Angeles to Gallerie Sparta, reaching out for a dialog for peace and to touch people's souls through my art”, Ser commented on sharing her peace sculptures with the American public. 

You can see Hedva Ser’s peace sculptures through the 4th of December at the Gallerie Sparta.

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Photo Credits: Hedva Ser