“Searching for the Divine in Contemporary Islamic Art” by Ahmed Ansari Opens in TAG

Searching for the Divine in Contemporary Islamic Art, an exhibition of paintings by newly juried Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association member Ahmed Ansari, will be on display in TAG (Gallery 311) at the Torpedo Factory Art Center from May 26 – June 18. Apprehension and misunderstandings abound when discussing Islam and Muslims. This exhibit extols the beauty and simplicity […]

5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art.

We were very pleased to attend the opening reception of this prestigious juried art exhibit at the Irving Arts Center in Texas on Saturday Sep. 17th. There were artists from around the world as well. The art was juried by the curator Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar, Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of […]

New Art Exhibition at Loudoun County Government Center

Opening reception of Bridges of Faith and Traditions art exhibition at Loudoun County Government Center in Leesburg, Virginia with Larry Roeder The Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee has organized a new art exhibition, entitled “Bridges of Faith and Traditions,” which is  on display at the Loudoun County Government Center through November 4, 2016. The artists […]

Arabic Calligraphy series: Allah (God)

In the Qur’an, the verse Al Ikhlas illustrates the essence of God for the Muslim, “Say: He is Allah, the One and Only! Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begets not nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him.” Al-Wahab (the Bestower) God says in the Qur’an, “And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them.”* Al-Wahab is […]