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ECH Advisory Circle member, Samer Abdelnour, Professor at the University of Edinburgh Business School, speaks out against the Liquor Control Board of Ontario's recent erasure of the words "Of Palestine" on the original label of Taybeh Winery.
This statement by Samer, and his comments on CBC are a powerful reminder of the ongoing violence and occupation occurring in Palestine. In the article, he highlights the reason for the fraught relationship between Canada and Palestine:
"It really reflects a deep settler-colonial insecurity when even mentioning Palestine is deemed a threat."
To read more about this issue, and the response from the LCBO and CIFA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency), please read the full CBC article by Sara Jabakhanji.
We are delighted to share the work of London artist, Sheri Cowan, who has painted an image of the original Embassy Hotel marquee. The Embassy Cultural House was located in the Embassy Hotel between 1983 and 1990. The original photo print is by Jane Bradley which Sheri has hand-embellished with acrylic paint on archival paper.
This artwork is part of a series that depicts local storefronts, signage and vintage objects. Alongside the Embassy Hotel, Sheri has painted the facades of many other London cultural landmarks, including Call the Office and Prince Albert's Diner (both closed as of 2021).
Beginning her career with 15 years as a graphic designer, Sheri Cowan has been a practicing artist for over 25 years. Thank you Sheri for this tribute to the legendary Embassy Hotel, a London east landmark and an image of a bygone but not forgotten era.
To buy greeting cards and prints from this series, please visit Museum London or shop online, here.
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