The 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art
September 17 – November 13
Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series in partnership with Irving Arts Center, the 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art is a program of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation.
This prestigious international exhibition of artwork is inspired by Islamic culture, art, literature and architecture and features works in a variety of styles and media from artists around the world. Coming from diverse backgrounds, with varying faiths, ages and levels of expertise, the exhibition aims to present Islamic art as a universal language, a translator and connector of generations and cultures.
2016 Juror: Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar, Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
FREE ACTIVITIES TO ENLIGHTEN AND INSPIRE
Louise Mackie, Curator for Islamic Textiles and Art, Cleveland Museum of Art – “Islamic Textiles Through the Ages,” Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. (Suite 200).
WORKSHOPS: EASTERN WEAVING & INTERFAITH SYMBOLISM IN SACRED GEOMETRY
Eastern Weaving (Instructor: Samia Khan) & Interfaith Symbolism in Sacred Geometry (Instructor: Matt Anzak).
Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to noon & 1-3 p.m. (Suite 200)
Click to register for Eastern Weaving. Click to register for Interfaith Symbolism in Geometry. Capacity is limited!
SECOND SUNDAY FAMILY FUNDAY:
Geometric Art! Guided by artists, budding artists of all ages make art projects inspired by the exhibition. Supplies provided.
Oct. 9, 1-4 p.m. (Suite 200)
No RSVP required.
TALK: Jason Moriyama, architect and senior partner at Moriyama and Teshima, Toronto, “Interfaith Spaces: Towards an Architecture of Understanding.”
RECEPTION PERFORMANCE: Ismaili Muslim Youth Choir of Dallas conducted by Dr. Tina Mohammad, will accompany an art installation by artist, Shafaq Ahmad. (Follows talk, Main Gallery).
Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. (in the Dupree Theater followed by a reception in the Main Gallery)
Click to RSVP
GUIDED GALLERY TOURS: LED BY TODD HAWKINS &MARCIE INMAN
Oct. 15 @ 2 & 4 p.m. led by IAC Executive Director Todd Eric Hawkins.
Nov. 5 @ 2 & 4 p.m. led by Marcie Inman, IAC Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs.
Click to RSVP to tours on Oct. 15
Click to RSVP to tours on Nov. 5
Irving Arts Center
3333 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062 http://irvingartscenter.com
Gallery Admission is FREE
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.