Unique art exhibit comes to Rancho Santa Fe

May Zawaideh and Stephen Sheedy with the Akaaby painting. Photos courtesy Marybeth Kellehee

A Middle Eastern-themed art exhibit was held recently in Rancho Santa Fe in honor of Iraqi artist Alkaaby. Guests enjoyed the exhibit, delicious food provided by Middle Eastern chef Jumanna from Cedar Grille in Carmel Valley, and entertainment from the exotic Shimmy Sisters, who danced with fire and snakes. The guests also participated in a wine tasting from Temecula Wineries, the De Portola Trails, featuring nine different wineries. Triax Associates produced the event. Visit