5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art


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Gallery Hours 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday Gallery admission and parking is free. 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,” states Shafaq Ahmad, Art Director for the Islamic Art Revival Series. Showcasing the work of artists from diverse backgrounds, the exhibit offers a window through contemporary art to one fifth of the world’s population, spread out over five continents. Representative of that diversity, among the 68 pieces from the exhibit, 23 states are represented with works from 9 countries including France, Bahrain, Iran, Italy, Korea and India. "The 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art offers a unique opportunity for people of all ages, faiths and cultures to experience the rich and varied visual and performing arts of the Islamic world,” says Todd Hawkins, Irving Arts Center Executive Director. "We look forward to showcasing the works of many talented artists, and also to working with the Islamic Art Series to facilitate a number of unique lectures, workshops and other special events."