From Peoria to Lebanon | Exhibition & Concert

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A Benefit in Support of Recovery Efforts through the Lebanese American University Medical Centers

“From Peoria to Lebanon," a unique multitiered benefit and an unprecedented partnership between organizations in Peoria, Illinois, New York City and Beirut, deploys the healing power of the arts to provide much needed medical relief through the Lebanese American University Medical Centers for those affected in the continuing aftermath of the Beirut port explosion.

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EXHIBITION  |  Leading Artists of Beirut

November 30, 2021 through January 9, 2022

Peoria Riverfront Museum


CONCERT  |  Renowned Pianist Dr. Tony Karam

Sunday, December 19, 2021 | 2:30PM

Scottish Rite Theatre

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ART AUCTION  |  Leading Artists of Beirut

December 15 through December 22, 2021




OPEN HOUSE  |  Meet the Artists!
Saturday, December 18, 4:30-6:30PM 
Visiting artists: emerging artists Wissam Melhem, Lina Husseini & Dr. Nicolas Baaklini; painter Zeina Nader, benefit cover artist; and photographer Fadia Ahmad, director of “Beirut: The Aftermath.”

SCREENING  | “Beirut: The Aftermath"
Acclaimed Documentary by Fadia Ahmad
November 30 - January 9 | Tuesdays at 4PM
Friday, December 3 & Saturday, December 11 at 2PM
Giant Screen Theater, Peoria Riverfront Museum


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A Letter from Honorary Chair Michele A. Couri, MD

In December, Peoria will make history, and we invite you to be a vital part of this incredible opportunity offering help and hope to those most in need.

On August 4, 2020, the entire world witnessed the devastating explosion in the port of Beirut that caused unfathomable loss of life, permanent injuries and widespread homelessness to the Lebanese people. As a proud and humble Peorian and Lebanese American, I am honored to share an event that will change lives through the healing power of the arts.

Mark your calendars now for the weekend of December 18 and 19, when the Peoria Riverfront Museum and the Scottish Rite Cathedral in partnership with the Lebanese American University bring art and music to Peoria like it has never seen before. An art exhibition and auction of the leading contemporary artists of Lebanon along with a piano concert on Peoria’s own grand concert Steinway piano by the distinguished Dr. Tony Karam, a Lebanese American physician and pianist, will provide an opportunity to fund medical relief efforts in Lebanon.

We need your help. You know the importance of art and music in our lives, but never has it been more needed to make a difference to those suffering. Will you join us in this effort by being one of our charitable Sponsors or by making a generous donation of $250, $500, $1,000 or whatever you can afford today?

All funds raised will support the vital services that the Lebanese American University Medical Center Hospital and Medical School are providing to the community during this very dark time in Lebanon.

Please help us with this incredibly important humanitarian event. Your support will never be forgotten!



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A benefit for Lebanese American University Medical Centers, presented by Scottish Rite Theatre & Peoria Riverfront Museum with support from Itoo (Aytou) Society. Proceeds from this event will benefit relief efforts through the Lebanese American University, a qualified U.S. 501(c)(3).

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