Art

Regional Photography: Ruwaidah Barhoum

March 10, 2024 - June 2, 2024
Landscape photo of a field. In the distance you can see multiple red buildings with white roofs, that appear to be barns or units for livestock. The field closest to the farm is a bright green, reflecting the shine of the midday sun. As we get closer to the point the photo was taken there are two trees standing side by side. Marking an invisible, almost wall line where we begin to see the grassy field riddled with powdered snow yet to be melted.

Ruwaidah Barhoum, “Seasons,” photograph

About The Art

Ruwaidah Barhoum: Simple Life

ARTIST STATEMENT

My artwork reveals the connection between culture and lifestyle that exposes human and animal experiences reflecting a touch of hidden beauty in nature.

My goal is to capture environmental, cultural moments that present traditional ways of living. These moments are related to historical background perspectives that define and preserve the realistic idea of the hidden beauty.

BIO

Ruwaidah Barhoum is an Arabic‐American designer and photographer who was born in Lebanon. Trilingual, fluent in Arabic, French, and English. Ruwaidah has used her cultural viewpoint to interpret the surrounding world through her camera and artistic talent.

Ruwaidah received an Associate’s Degree in Art + one‐year Fine Art from Lorain Community College. She also earned a Bachelor’s degree Graphic Design major with a minor in Studio Art/Photography from Cleveland State University. Currently Ruwaidah is pursuing a post-bachelor’s certificate from the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Ruwaidah Barhoum has won various design awards and also participated in numerous art shows. One such award was banners for poetry and creative nonfiction for her artwork “Tree Spirit” series, which was described in the Lorain County Community College North Coast Review. She also received the “Best in Photography” award for Cleveland State’s 51st Annual Art Show, 2023. Ruwaidah’s guiding principles are, “Believe in hard work, don’t count on luck.”

CATEGORIES: Exhibition

DATE: March 10, 2024 - June 2, 2024

LOCATION: Regional Photography Gallery, Beecher Center (second floor)

RECEPTION: March 17th, 2024 1:00pm—3:00pm

Selected Works

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