Exhibition Dates: March 1st through March 26th, 2017
RICHARDSON, TX – IARS Women’s Invitational Exhibition 2017 will be presented by Islamic Art Revival Series at the Eiseman Center of Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations in Richardson, Texas in the Forrest and Virginia Green Mezzanine Gallery from March 1st to March 26th.
This exhibition will present the work of ten minority women practicing in the United States as first generation artists. This exhibition will focus on the work of these women artists who create art work which not only reflects, the strong bond to their own heritage but the experience of living in the USA, their new permanent home, and how this experience has influenced the work they are presenting now.
The exhibition Curator and IARS Art Director Shafaq Ahmad explains, “the work selected is innovative, daring, inspiring and presents unique narratives, techniques, current social issues and viewpoints that contribute to understanding of diverse cultures”. A wide variety of themes will be presented in this contemporary art exhibition. Artists originally from Japan, Iran, Lebanon, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, now living in the United States were invited to take part in this unique and inspiring exhibition.
IARS Women’s Invitational Exhibition 2017 offers an opportunity for the audiences of all ages, genders, faiths and cultures to view not only very diverse art but to interact with a body of work from each artist for a better understanding of their work.
The artists participating in the exhibition are Sarah Ahmad from Georgia, Nida Bangash, from Texas, Sue Ewing from Texas, Nina Gharbanzadeh from Wisconsin, Saberah Malik from Massachusettes, Hend Al Mansour from Minnesota, Roya Mansourkhani from Texas, Naoko Morisawa from Washington, Sudi Sharaf from New York and Helen Zughaib from Washington D C.
– Opening Night Reception, to be held on Friday March 3rd from 6pm to 8pm by invitation only for IARS friends, sponsors and donors. Amy Hofland, Executive Director of the Crow Collection of Asian Art is the guest speaker. All participating artists are expected to be present at the opening.
– Artists Forum will be hosted by the Crow Collection of Asian Art on Saturday March 4th, from 2pm to 4pm at 2010 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201. The Forum will be moderated by Dr Jacqueline Chao, Curator of Asian Art at the Crow Collection and all artists are expected to be present.
– Guided Exhibition Tours will be offered on Saturdays including March 11th, March 18th and March 25th from 2 – 3 pm. For more information including special events times and location please visit Eventbrite.
ABOUT THE EISEMANN CENTER
Conveniently located in the Galatyn Park Urban Center in the heart of Richardson’s business and technology area, the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations is an important component of the cultural and corporate landscapes of the North Texas region. Since the Eisemann Center opened in September 2002, they have been recognized by clients, patrons and the media as one of the leading performing arts facilities serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Critical acclaim has been awarded not only for events that have taken place at the Eisemann Center, but for the facility and its architectural design.
ABOUT THE ISLAMIC ART REVIVAL SERIES
The Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) is a program of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation, designed to increase awareness and build bridges of cultural understanding through the arts. Started in 2011 by a cross-cultural coalition of businesses and nonprofit leaders, students and small business owners, the IARS includes a diverse group of women and men, who are passionate about sharing the rich cultural relevance of Islamic Art and to enhancing cross-cultural understanding. For more information please visit; www.islamicartrevival.com.
ABOUT THE TEXAS MUSLIM WOMEN’S FOUNDATION
The Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation is a 501(c)(3) civic organization that empowers, promotes, and supports all women and their families through educational, outreach, philanthropy and social services. For more information please visit ; www.tmwf.org.
IARS Program Director