Egypt comes to Art House

Last Spring, for the first time, Art House hosted an international artist, Alka Mathur, of India through The Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion Program. After a successful residency that provided more than 500 people with access to Alka’s art and culture, Art House enthusiastically applied for another artist.

In March our wish comes true as we welcome mixed media artist and professor Huda Lutfi, of Cairo, Egypt. Huda Lutfi is an associate professor of history in the Department of Arabic Studies at the American University in Cairo. She received her Ph.D. in l983 from McGill University, Institute of Islamic Studies, Montreal, and has been teaching at the Department of Arabic Studies since 1984.

Huda is a self-taught artist who draws from her academic work to express her political and social views. She says of her own work, “Conceptually, [it] is inspired by an inward, psychological outlook on the human condition, exploring and representing experiential states that are common to human beings. Egypt has a long and complex artistic and cultural tradition which can be both a challenge and an inspiration to any artist.”

Through Art House’s ongoing partnership with local schools and organizations, Huda will share her work and culture with the Cleveland community. We are delighted she is coming to Art House and we invite everyone to participate in her visit through classes and social media. For more info on Huda and her stay, visit

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