Experience of Syrian Refugee Life on Display at Wynwood Museum

The horrors of Syrian refugee life is becoming art at the Gary Nader Museum Latin America in Wynwood.

The powerful new "Refuge In Paint" exhibit takes visitors on a journey beginning with the violence refugees often face as they flee their homes. Images of refugee camps offer a glimpse into their lives in tents in Jordan, Turkey and Iraq.

"I don't think that a lot of people follow the media on Syria so we created a narrative so they can understand where Syrian people are coming from," said Samantha Robison, exhibit curator and Director of APT Art.

For Syrian-born student Nour Hunaidi, the exhibit is crushing. Hunaidi left Syria in 2013 when she could no longer safely protest the Assad regime.

"All I can think of is it could've been me, my brother or my sister, or my neighbor and they are actually. They are my neighbors, my family, my friends," said Hunaidi.

Hunaidi came to the states six months ago, and she's convinced this kind of art can create change.

"If 10 people know then 100 will know and one million will know and the whole world will know what's happening. If we just stood together we can change that reality," said Hunaidi.

The exhibit documents four years of work from artists, activists and Syrian communities as they embark on a mission for free expression. Artists, including children in refugee camps as young as four years old, scrawl their ideas of hope and humanity across the walls of war zones and camps the people of Syria now call home.

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