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The Sikh Coalition News
June 20, 2016
  • Sikh Art Exhibition; Will You Be There?

    June 20, 2016 (New York, NY) – The Sikh Coalition is excited to announce that the first-ever art exhibition exclusively featuring Sikh Americans will launch in New York City on Friday, September 16th.

    The Sikh Project, brought to you by the Sikh Coalition and acclaimed British photographers, Amit and Naroop, will feature nearly 40 portraits of Sikh American men and women that explore the style and significance of the Sikh articles of faith. The exhibition, which will be free to the general public from September 16-25, will also highlight generations of Sikh American history that embodies perseverance and progress as we commemorate the 15-year anniversary of 9/11.

    The Sikh Coalition, which was formed immediately after 9/11, will also be celebrating its 15-year anniversary. “As we commemorate this important milestone for our organization, we felt that the moment was right to examine the beauty of the Sikh faith, the strength of our collective spirit and to do so in a way that further educates Americans,” said Executive Director, Sapreet Kaur.

    In addition to the thousands who will visit the exhibition in person, media coverage of the Sikh Project is expected to reach millions more as the Sikh Coalition launches a communications plan to publicize the exhibition.

    “We are really proud to be working with the Sikh Coalition to bring this project to the United States this September,” said Amit and Naroop. The photographers, who are generously volunteering their time to this project, launched the original British version of the photography exhibition titled The Singh Project in 2014.

    We are grateful to our sponsors Suneet Kaur, Jaspal Singh and family; Jaswinder and Anupreet Chadha; Dr. Deeptej Singh; Mitchell J. Barnett and Cushman & Wakefield for their support of this event. To find out more about how you can support this project by becoming a sponsor, please email satjeet@sikhcoalition.org.

    If you are organizing a group of 25 or more people to visit the exhibition, please email sikhproject@sikhcoalition.org.

    WHAT: The Sikh Project, an art exhibition featuring Sikh American men and women and the beauty of the Sikh articles of faith. 

    WHEN: September 16-25, 2016. Completely free to the public! Doors will open daily from 10am-8pm EST, with extended hours on the weekends.

    WHERE: 138 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011. Located in the heart of Manhattan, this space is easily accessible by train and subway with the nearest stations being Union Square and Madison Square Park. Parking is also available with multiple parking garages in the vicinity.

    For more information and updates: www.sikhcoalition.org/sikhproject

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