If you have a conflict that day, we are accepting donations here
Kayak Iraq III is a two-hour guided Kayak-athon to raise money for Safana’s 2013-14 expenses as she prepares for her Sophmore year as a DePaul student. No experience is needed to spend the afternoon with ISP DePaul on the beautiful lagoons in Winnetka. (Directions below.) Ask your families and friends to join you and also to support the Kayak-athon. On the left is Hala, our graduating ISP senior, at last year’s Kayak-athon. We hope she’ll be able to join us again this year.
Access the registration form here. Kayak registration/rental fee is $25, but it’s free if you bring your own kayak. After your registration is received, Margaret Sents will send you instructions for soliciting on-line donations from families and friends. And please download and post the flier.
Click Directions to find out how to get to Skokie Lagoons.
Questions? Contact Margaret Sents at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 847-657-6807.
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Welcome to Safana, entering as a freshman at DePaul. She graduated from high school in Baghdad and has lived in Damascus for the last two years. She hopes to become an architect because she can express her ideas through designing buildings. Safana joins Hala, who is entering her senior year.
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If you’re interested in seeing any of these beautiful pieces in person,contact Margaret Sents at 847-657-6807. All proceeds from their sale will go directly to the Iraqi Student Project.
All are the work of Zainab, an Iraqi widow and single parent to two talented sons. One of them, Zainab, is an ISP student at Grinnell College.
A professor of fine arts at Baghdad University, Zainab knows firsthand that Iraqi universities have been severely degraded since the invasion. A renowned ceramist in Iraq, she’s been unable to get the materials with which to create in terra cotta and stoneware clay. Fortunately, she visited Bud and Margaret Sents in 2010 and was thrilled to learn that the Sents are also ceramists, with a small clay studio in their home. In Illinois, Zainab was able to work again and to craft several fine pieces, which are displayed below.
She has left these sculptures in the care of the DePaul ISP support group, donating them to ISP in hopes that they can be used to raise awareness of the program which has served her son and other talented students from Iraq.
East meets west in this beautiful collection of ceramic sculptures executed in the ancient coil method and then fired. Some are left unglazed and have a primitive feel while others are glazed in rich greens and blacks.
The sculptures, all table size (12” to 22”) and suitable for summer outdoor use, are figurative yet abstract. They successfully blend ancient motifs with modern influences and truly bridge Middle Eastern and Western cultures. Contact Margaret Sents at the phone above or at email@example.com to view them in person. In addition, ISP DePaul is actively seeing venues for display and will gratefully entertain requests from colleges, libraries, or galleries.
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