Join us for the FINAL Artist Reception as part of the Muslim Women in the Arts Series: Featuring Artist Nada Farhat (Saudi Arabia)
RSVP today! http://mwita_nadafarhat.eventbrite.com/
Day & Date: Friday , April 26th
Time: 6:30 p.m-9:00 p.m.
Location: AIC Center
38 Newbury Street
A native of Mecca, Nada spent part of her childhood in New Mexico before returning to Saudi Arabia as a teenager. A few years later, she revisited the US and after finishing medical school in Saudi Arabia, began a medical residency in Boston. Nada channels the vibrant colors of the Southwestern US in her mixed-media images of classical Islamic motifs. She has exhibited in Austria, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and the USA. Visit Nada’s website to learn more about her work: www.nadafarhat.com.
Light Refreshments Provided| FREE and open to all
About Muslim Women in the Arts:
"Home & Away: Shared Narratives of Gendered Identity is a unique arts and culture series spotlighting the work of four Boston-based female artists from Iran, Pakistan, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia."
The series aims in part to address a lack of exhibits by contemporary Muslim artists in Boston’s galleries and museums, a void that reinforces the perception that Muslim art is limited to calligraphy and rugs. In fact, Boston is home to a vibrant scene of stereotype-shattering artistic innovators from across the Muslim world. “Home and Away” showcases four diverse examples of this new paradigm of artist: female, of Muslim heritage, and shaped by complex hybrid identities - some with a hidden Jewish heritage, others with seemingly contradictory roots (e.g. Mecca and New Mexico). The shapes, colors, textures, and subject matter provides insight beyond words, offering a window into the past, and a microcosmic view of the issues and experiences that shape so many women today.
*Our generous sponsors are: The Boston Foundation, The Boston Cultural Council (A local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events) and Cabot Cheese.