SIDE-BY-SIDE IN EUROPE
Two artists – Two views – One Subject
Artists: Jerry Lewis and Mohsen Alashmoni
Exhibit Dates: October 1 – October 31, 2014
Mohsen Alashmoni, from Cairo, Egypt, and Jerry Lewis from Reston, Virginia, met in Cairo and became running companions and close friends when Jerry lived in Egypt from 2000 to 2003. Their side-by-side painting started after Jerry and Mohsen ran the Rome Marathon in 2005 and continued every year thereafter. Subsequent opportunities for them to jointly paint city landmarks were after marathons in Prague, Milan, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Marseilles and Trieste. Most paintings are in pen and ink & watercolor. A few were finished when they returned home. This is the first time their paintings are being exhibited side-by-side.