Sympathy and admiration is easily developed for the Kurdish people. From the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916 - when the French, British, and their allies divided up the Middle East, leaving the Kurdish people without land - and beyond, the  adage characterizing their experience at friendship has seemed to be true, that they have, "No Friends but the Mountains."


The purpose of this project was to form a collaboration of "friends," between US and Kurdish artists, and other contributors; to engage in various art initiatives to include wall murals, kite projects, and origami workshops with children in hardship situations around Kurdistan.


The intent was to create friendships, to cultivate cross-cultural learning, to support local artists, and to inspire hope through creativity and artistic expression among communities who need it most.

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