Every semester, Vita Nova collaborates with the Arts and Sciences Department at UD to showcase beautiful pieces of artwork in the Bistro. This semester the work of Emad "Jano" Hemede, the College of Arts and Sciences’ current international artist in residence, is featured.
Jano was born and raised in Syria and came to the United States after the war began in 2011. He started his career as a painter and sculptor running a small gallery in Damascus, the capital of Syria. In his latest work he uses a water-based acrylic paint to symbolize the beauty of life as water is extremely limited in Syria and could be quite difficult to find. His artwork is a representation of his thoughts and wonders about the United States and his hopes for his home country in the future.
Jano's paintings are an excellent addition to the Vita Nova Bistro as their bright colors and immaculate details give life to the space while creating conversations about the stories behind each piece.
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