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1LetterfromtheExecutiveDirectorDearMembersOvertheyearstheHuntingtonMuseumofArthasservedthiscommunityinmanywaysoneofwhichistoofferexposuretodiverseculturesandwaysoflookingattheworld.Thisfallisnodifferent.OnNovember22013HMAwillopenanexhibittitledVisionsoftheProphetTheVisualArtofKahlilGibran.Thisexhibithasbeenintheworksforanumberofyearsandwillprovideviewerswiththeopportunitytoexperienceadifferentcultureinanonthreateningandnonpoliticalmanner.WhileKahlilGibranisknownbestforhisbookTheProphetwhichhewrotein1923healsoproducedmanypaintingsanddrawingsmorethan100ofwhichwillbethesubjectofthisexhibit.ManymonthsagoHMAbegandiscussionswithanumberofindividualsinthecommunityaboutthisexhibit.ThisresultedintheformationoftheHMALebaneseSyrianAdvisoryCouncilwhichisworkingwithMuseumstafftoadviseontheplansfortheexhibitandtoencourageattendance.MembersarefromHuntingtonLexingtonCharlestonWashingtonD.C.BeckleyandFayettevilleandrepresentavarietyofgroups.TheCouncilisalsoresponsibleforthewonderfulperformancebySimonShaheenwhichwilloccurontheopeningnight.Mr.ShaheenisaNewYorkCity-basedinternationallyknownArabmusicianwhosemostrecentmusicalreleaseBlueFlamewasnominatedfor11Grammys.Hewillofferaconcertmeldingtraditionalandmorecontemporarymusicforouraudience.TheMuseumTrusteesandstaffwouldliketothanktheseindividualsfortheirhardworkandfortheirdedicationtothesuccessofthisexhibitDr.JoeAssaleyMalloryBrinkhorstAmbassadorAntoineChedidLebanonDr.GeorgeCodeUSTaskForceforLebanonDr.andMrs.GassanDagherTheVeryRev.Fr.JohnDixonTheVeryRev.Fr.ThomasGallawayMarkGeorgeTheVeryRev.Fr.SamuelHaddadLorettaE.HaddyDr.LeeHaikalGeorgeHannaSharonHodgeMelanieMansourEdwardM.RahalElaineRahallCongressmanNickJoeRahallEleanorRashidAbrahamSaadTheVeryRev.Fr.OlofScottAndrewK.TeeterDrs.JosephandOmaymaToumaLarryTweelWehopeyouwilljoinusfortheopeningandexperiencethevisualartofKahlilGibran.SincerelyMargaretMaryLayneExecutiveDirectorHMAHMAtohostSimonShaheenforNovember2concertandopeningreceptionPleasejoinusat7p.m.November22013foraconcertbySimonShaheenandopeningreceptionforVisionsoftheProphetTheVisualArtofKahlilGibran.Admissionisfree.SimonShaheendazzleshislistenersashedeftlyleapsfromtraditionalArabicsoundstojazzandWesternclassicalstyles.Hissoaringtechniquemelodicingenuityandunparalleledgracehaveearnedhiminternationalacclaimasavirtuosoontheoudandviolin.ShaheenisoneofthemostsignificantArabmusiciansperformersandcomposersofhisgeneration.HisworkincorporatesandreflectsalegacyofArabicmusicwhileitforgesaheadtonewfrontiersembracingmanydifferentstylesintheprocess.Thisuniquecontributiontotheworldofartswasrecognizedin1994whenhereceivedtheprestigiousNationalHeritageAwardattheWhiteHousefromPresidentBillClinton.SimonShaheenperformsattheHuntingtonMuseumofArtat7p.m.November22013.PhotocourtesyofAlmaArtistBookingManagement.oBeautyisnottheimageyouwouldseenorthesongyouwouldhearButratheranimageyouseethoughyoucloseyoureyesandasongyouhearthoughyoushutyourears.KahlilGibranTheProphetOnBeauty1923