Messengers of Peace
February 23 – March 30, 2017

The KCI Gallery is pleased to present Messengers of Peace.  The exhibit by Ron Herman showcases images from Senegal, a country where the Muslim majority peacefully coexists with the Christian minority.  Most Senegalese belong to one of four Sufi Muslim brotherhoods, a mystical sect of Islam. Foothill College Photography Professor Ron Herman’s images focus on the Muridiyya, Senegal’s most influential brotherhood, which blends African customs with traditional Islamic practices.  Their doctrine consists of pacifism, prayer and work.  Herman’s images offer a counter narrative to the one-dimensional portrayal of Muslims that dominates mainstream media in the West.  This exhibit is the result of a Fulbright scholarship that Herman received in 2016 to research religious diversity in West Africa.  He was based at the West African Research Center in Dakar, Senegal, but traveled throughout the country over a 4-week period studying the Muridiyya and other Sufi Muslim brotherhoods. 

Artist Lecture
February 23, 6:00 pm
Room 1501, Appreciation Hall, Foothill College
Following the lecture there will be a guided walk to the reception at the KCI Gallery on campus.

February 23, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Krause Center for Innovation (KCI) Gallery-Lower Level, Foothill College

Film Screening
February 28, 2:00-4:00 pm
Room 1501, Appreciation Hall, Foothill College
Film screening of the documentary film Touba by director Chai Vasarhelyi.

Lunchtime Gallery Talk
March 8, 12:00-1:00 pm
Krause Center for Innovation (KCI) Gallery-Lower Level, Foothill College
Ron Herman will discuss the photographs in the exhibition

Krause Center for Innovation (KCI) Gallery– Lower Level
Foothill College, Bldg 4000
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Gallery Hours: Mon – Thurs: 8:00 am – 7:30 pm; Fri: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm; Sat: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Closed Sun.
Use Parking Lot 4. Parking is $3.00. Use quarters or $1 bills only. Disabled Parking in Lot 4-B

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