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Invitation to the Closing Ceremony of the “Many Colors of Iraq” Art Exhibit
By Sam Yousif :: Thursday, May 17, 2007 :: 45950 Views :: Sports, Art, and Entertainment, Community & Culture

Michigan, USA - The MESOPOTAMIA Learning Studio & Art Gallery in Ferndale, Michigan invites you to the closing ceremony titled the “Many Colors of Iraq” art exhibit Friday, May 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the evening. 

The art exhibit has received many positive reviews and has been well attended throughout the exhibit.  Art directors Lavon Ammori and Amer Hanna Fatuhi have assembled many  of the worlds finest Chaldean artists and artwork.  The astonishing exhibit features well known and influential artists along with many brilliantly talented new artists.  Participating artists from around the world have showcased their talent and vision. 

Pioneer artist like  Issa Hanna Dabish, the eminent artists Ali Talib, M. Muhraddin, and Ismaeel Khayyat, along with the late Artists Khuder Jirgees and Ziad Haider artwork are being featured.  In addition, international artistic stars like M. Abdulla  from Spain, Burhan Saleh Kirkukly from Holland, Farouk Kaspaules from Canada, and from the native land of Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) Mazin Elia Al Shaawi, Qais Issa Al Sindy, Roche Binyamen, Dr. Wissam Marqus, Mahmood Al-Ubidi, & Fadhel Tu’ma (Iraq).  The U.S. Artists delegation features art from the talented works of Paul Batu, Joanne Yono, Josef Yousif, Alaa Hermiz, Sulafa Roumayah, Sam selou, Susan Jadan, and Zuhair Shaouni.

Director Lavon Ammori says the event has successfully brought  together a variety of influential artists to help others better understand Iraq. 

The exhibit is being sponsored by the International Chaldean Association of Art, Dr. David Ayoub, Michigan Community Financial Services ICA Media, Inc.,  and the The Chaldean Educational Center of America CECA
 
The MESOPOTAMIA Learning Studio & Art Gallery is located at 800 Livernois Ave., between 8 and 9 Mile, Ferndale, MI 48220.  Guests interested in attending are asked to RSVP with the Gallery by calling 248-582-9088 or 248-217-5555

Both children and adult refreshments will be served. 

Sacred Heart Parish, MI USA

 

Sacred Heart Parish
310 W. Seven Mile. Rd.
Detroit, MI 48203
Tel: (313) 368-6214
Fax: (313) 891-0132

The parish was established by Rev. Jacob Yasso in 1973

Rev. Jacob Yasso

Rev. Jacob Yasso was born in the village of Telkaif, Iraq.  After completing high school he was recruited to Rome and Urbaniana University where he completed his Masters Degree in philosophy and Theology.  Fr. Yasso was ordained a priest in 1960 and served the Diocese of Mosul, where he worked in the public school system. Fr. Yasso was also asked by the Patriarch to teach at the Patriarchal Seminary in Baghdad, where he served as administrator, professor of philosophy and religious life, and rector of the minor seminary. 

In 1964, Fr. Yasso was appointed to the United States to serve the growing Chaldean community in Detroit.  There he served as the 4th Pastor of Mother of God Parish.  .  In 1972, the Patriarch charged Fr. Yasso with building a new parish for the Chaldeans in Detroit.  In taking great pains to care for the community Fr. Yasso accelerated the development of a new church and community center.  In 1975, Fr. Yasso completed the development of Sacred Heart Parish in Detroit and shortly thereafter he added the Chaldean Center of America in 1980, 

A few years later in 1982, Fr. Yasso was asked to assist the late Fr. Kattoula at St. Peter’s Church in San Diego, CA.  Before long, Fr. Yasso was once again recruited to Rome to study new Canon Law of the Church.  While in Rome Fr. Yasso completed his third Masters Degree in Church Law, making him the only Chaldean priest trained in Canon Law. 

In 1988, the Patriarch and Vatican authorities asked Fr. Yasso to travel to Canada and establish a parish and community center.  While there he served as a Tribunal Judge for the Archdiocese of Toronto.  Four years later Fr. Yasso returned to Sacred Heart church in Detroit to help care for the remaining Chaldean community residence in the Detroit area.  To this day, Fr. Yasso continues to serve as the parish pastor creating activities and advising the City of Detroit on community related matters. 

Fr. Yasso is a member of the International WYCLIF Bible translators, since 1975, and has completed the translation of the New Testament from Greek and Aramaic into Arabic and spoken Chaldean.   The publication of his scholarly work is set to be released soon.