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6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Islamic Contemporary Art

October 7November 12, 2017
Main Gallery, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062
Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series in partnership with Irving Arts Center, the 6th 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.

Activities & Events to Enlighten and Inspire

Saturday, October 7

  • Opening Night Reception featuring Linda Komaroff (7 p.m.) Linda Komaroff has served as LACMA’s curator of Islamic art since 1995. Her exhibitions at LACMA include The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353 (2003); A Tale of Two Persian Carpets (2009); and Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts (2011).

Saturday, October 14

  • Guided Gallery Tour, 2 pm and 4 pm Marcie Inman, Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs at Irving Arts Center leads guided tours of the exhibition.  

Saturday, October 21 – Sunday, October 22

Special Guest Speaker/Artist: Arash Shirinbab will deliver workshops and presentations for both youth and adults October 21-22. Arash Shirinbab is an award winning artist and calligrapher and has managed to be a successful blend of artist, Arabic-Persian calligrapher, and designer, as well as art administrator, art curator, and entrepreneur for the past ten years. His schedule will be as follows:

  • Saturday, October 21 @ 10 am – Noon: Calligraphy workshop for kids, ages 9+
  • Saturday, October 21 @ 4 pm. Talk/demonstration (Talk in Dupree Theater will be followed by a Calligraphy demonstration).
  • Sunday, October 22 @ 2 pm Calligraphy workshop for adults, ages 17 and above

Saturday, October 28

Artists’ Panel: Pakistani Artistic Tradition and Contemporary Expression Artists Anila Quayyum Agha, Ambreen Butt, Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz, and Murad Khan Mumtaz in a conversation moderated by Dallas Contemporary’s Senior Curator, Justine Ludwig will discuss the impact of Pakistani visual tradition on their artistic practice. The panel will explore how art history has helped shape each artist’s unique contemporary visual language, and will delve into the tensions between geo-specific artistic traditions and the globalized nature of contemporary art.

  • Guest Speaker (TBA) 3 pm – 4 pm (Suite 200)
  • Reception 4 pm – 4:30 pm (Main Gallery)
  • Artists Panel moderated by Justine Ludwig, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, (Suite 200)

Saturday, November 4

  • Guided Gallery Tour, 2 pm and 4 pm Todd Hawkins, Irving Arts Center’s Executive Director leads guided tours of the exhibition.

 

Gallery Admission is FREE

Gallery Hours:
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.

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Paul Antonio Scribe Calligraphy Lecture & Masterclass & TXLAC Workshops in May

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Friday, May 12, 20177:00pm – 9:30pm
Lecture – 2500 Years of the Western Alphabet

 – $25
Southern Methodist University – (map link)
Dallas Hall – Room #306
3225 University Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75205
Register OFFLINE and PAY AT THE DOOR for ($20)

Saturday, May 13, 201710:00am – 4:00pm
Masterclass Introduction to Calligraphy – Textualis

   (Blackletter style) – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh – (map link)
2927 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

TXLAC WORKSHOPS HELD AT:
Nazareth Retreat Center

– (map link)
1814 Egyptian Way
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Copperplate Script & Basic Flourishing

– $300
Monday & TuesdayMay 15 & 16, 2017
10:00am – 6:00pm
Nazareth Retreat Center, Grand Prairie, TX
Register OFFLINE and PAY AT THE DOOR for $250 (cash only)
Overnight accommodations are available – please email workshops@txlac.org

Flourishing Lecture

– $25 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Friday, May 19, 2017Free to Flourishing Workshop attendees.
 Nazareth Retreat Center, Grand Prairie, TX
Workshop Attendee Lecture registration

– TXLAC Workshop attendees
must register with a (free ticket) –
This special ticket is only applicable if you are attending the workshop. Space is limited.

Flourishing Workshop

– $250

(only 4 spaces left – register online only)

Saturday & Sunday, May 20 & 21, 2017  – 10:00am – 6:00pm

Overnight Accommodations for May 15 & 16  &  May 19 – 21, 2017 Workshops
Nazareth Retreat Center, Grand Prairie, TX
$85 Double Occupancy (includes meals)
$95 Single Occupancy (includes meals)

Please contact angie@txlac.org for overnight accommodations.

If you have any questions, please contact Angie at 214-957-1736 or angie@txlac.org
Hope to see you this month – Happy Lettering!!

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