Jude Abu ZainehA reception April 26 celebrates the MFA thesis exhibition by Jude Abu Zaineh.

Public reception to mark closing of thesis exhibition

The first 50 guests attending a free public reception will receive a limited-edition work by artist Jude Abu Zaineh to celebrate her MFA thesis exhibition “Home is Where the Maqlouba is,” Friday, April 26, in the SoCA Gallery.

Abu Zaineh uses a multidisciplinary approach to discuss nostalgia, home, and place-making. She draws on her Palestinian heritage and the traditional rice dish maqlouba in exploring transnationalism and cultural identity.

The exhibition is open for viewing through April 26, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday’s closing reception will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. E.