Will the Palestinian Jay-Z please stand up?


CAC always welcomes donations. But, sometimes, we get something special.  And this was it. The generous donor explained that it was an iconic painting by Abdal Rahman Al-Mozayen called Beautiful Women of the Intifada.

But, all we could think was – Wow, that looks like Beyonce. 

Now, let’s state upfront here that there is NO way the artist intended it to be that way. He painted this in 1986, when Beyonce was 5.  But, it doesn’t change the fact that there is an eerie resemblance to today’s Beyonce.

And, frankly, she’s been looking kind of lonely on our wall.

So, here’s the challenge – CAC will be accepting submissions for the Palestinian Jay-Z to keep Beyonce company. The submission can be a photo, painting, rendering and will be judged by CAC staff and volunteers (Farrah Haidar, Executive Director and Noor Dughri, Americorps member and volunteer).  Criteria for judging is humor, appropriateness (nothing lewd please) and how close of a match it is to our current painting. Submissions should be sent to info at cacboston.org and will be accepted till Sept. 7th, 2011. A winner will be chosen by September 9th, 2011. 

So, what do you get for all this? The winner will be given free tuition to ONE of CAC’s fall cultural classes and the submission will be posted next to the original painting. (Check them out here.)

Please remember that this is all in good fun. So, emails about our lack of scientific criteria for judgement, short timelines, etc will be ignored.  Legitimate questions will be answered.

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