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Some 'walk right out' of L.A. gallery with Israeli, Iranian artists
Some 'walk right out' of L.A. gallery with Israeli, Iranian artists

Architect-turned-gallerist Shulamit Nazarian stretches out on the rooftop deck of her contemporary Venice art gallery, formerly a sleek Modernist house by the ocean. The rooftop, five stories high with a fire pit at its center, is an oasis of peace on this Saturday afternoon: Potted grasses whip around in the warm, salty wind; children's laughter and crashing waves reverberate below; barbecue smoke wafts over from a neighboring home. It's an unlikely setting for promoting world peace and global understanding between the historically embattled Arab and Israeli communities. But art is a powerful, universal language, Nazarian explains, her long, black hair and flowy white blouse...

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