Monday, February 09, 2015

Feb 18: Syrian animator Essa Neima exhibit opens on Dupont Circle


Artist Essa Neima Presents "Touch Me Not" at Dupont Pilgrims Gallery


WHO: Artist Essa Neima

WHAT: Opening for "Touch Me Not", an expressionist/abstract exhibit done with acrylic and oil on canvas depicting the effect of violence on art in the country of Syria.

WHERE: Dupont Pilgrims Gallery located at 2201 P Street NW, Washington D.C. 20037

WHEN: February 18th through April 5th with Exhibition Reception Friday, March 6th, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

About the artist and his art:
Due to the acts of violence from extreme organizations in Syria, a huge number of artwork from that area is being destroyed. Mr. Neima's paintings speak about these damaged pieces.  His work is designed to show the viewer a part of Syria the media doesn't seem to have time to show, that of what is lost beyond the obvious, the art and emotions it provokes.

Essa Neima was born and raised in Syria and currently lives in Washington D.C. He is an art instructor at University of the District of Columbia and has worked in the animation field for ten years between Syria and Dubai.  Essa studied art at the University of Damascus in Syria. 

MEDIA CONTACT:  Pat Brogan, 703-462-0530,

The Dupont Pilgrims Gallery features rotating exhibits by local artists using visual art as inspiration. It's open Sundays 12-2pm, First Fridays of each month 6-8pm and by request. Contact Carol Hulls at or 202-236-5525

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