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Feb. 23

Assyrian artist Paul Batou reveals his favorite painting

Revered Assyrian artist Paul Batou is known around the world for his unique paintings that capture the beauty and the sorrow that defines the Assyrian experience. The California-based Assyrian artist will be in Chicago next month for the opening night of his solo exhibition at the Studio Gallery at AUAF: Poems & Colors. We spoke […]

Feb. 21

On Mother Language Day

Despite a wide array of international efforts to preserve it, the Assyrian language is steadily on the decline. Our believed mother tongue is losing out to English and other world languages, particularly among younger generations of Assyrians, as more and more become a part of the diaspora community. Too often do we take it for […]

Feb. 08

AUAF Announces Fine Arts Competition for International Assyrian Artists

The Assyrian Universal Alliance Foundation announces a call for entries for the 2018 AUAF Fine Arts Competition for International Assyrian Artists. The first of its kind, the competition gives Assyrian visual artists worldwide at any stage of their careers the opportunity to promote their work and enhance their careers. This year’s theme is Awakening. Assyrian artists are […]

Feb. 06

Assyrian Artist Noora Badeen Wins Second Place in Art Competition Honoring MLK

Hostelling International Chicago’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Mural Competition invites local students to create murals that are painted onto the second floor windows of the hostel. This year, twenty students were selected to participate by painting individual pieces honoring the life and work of Dr. King.  The exhibition, entitled “Until Justice Rolls Down Like […]

Jan. 10

2017 AUAF Scholarship Recipients

AUAF values education and the role it plays in helping young Assyrians build a better future for themselves and their community. As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Assyrian American higher education, we have awarded more than a million dollars in scholarships over the years. Here are our scholarship award recipients from 2017:   Amanda […]