Ebtehal Badawi bridges

Ebtehal Badawi shows her painting “Pittsburgh Builds Bridges,” both the original and T-shirt version, during an art show at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon.

Jefferson Hills Public Library is showcasing the mixed-media paintings of South Hills artist Ebtehal Badawi.

Patrons will have the opportunity to meet the artist from 1 to 2 and 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at the library, 925 Old Clairton Road. Her original paintings and prints are available for purchase.

A native of Saudi Arabia, Badawi earned her master’s degree in industrial hygiene from West Virginia University, and she is pursuing studies in art therapy. Last year, she designed an anti-bullying and -racism poster that was posted in different schools in the Pittsburgh area to help students understand the power of unity.

For more information, visit ebartphotography.com.

Ebtehal Badawi unity

Ebtehal Badawi with her artwork promoting unity, on display at Jefferson Hills Public Library

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