On December 12, American Ambassador Justin Siberell officially reopened the newly remodeled American Space at the Al Riwaq Art Gallery in Adliya. The Ambassador honored Bayan Kanoo, Al-Riwaq Art Space director and art visionary who is at the forefront of the Bahraini art scene. Ambassador Siberell spoke of the partnership between the Embassy and the Al Riwaq and the joint effort to forge ties between American and Bahraini artists and showcase American culture and art to the local community. The Embassy donated art and photography books for the newly renovated American Art Space. Members of Bahrain’s arts community attended the event.