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Image and Meaning: Arabic Calligraphy Designs exhibit and reception

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September 06, 2017

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Lobby, McNichols Campus Library

The Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive (CLASA), The Islamic Studies Program and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) are proud to present the exhibit Image and Meaning: Arabic Calligraphy Designs by Professor of Mechanical Engineering Nihad Dukhan. The exhibit will be on display in the McNichols Campus Library from Aug. 28 through Oct. 27.

There will be a special reception with the artist on Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the McNichols Campus Library. Meet Professor Dukhan and enjoy some Lebanese finger food! The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Nihad Dukhan is a Palestinian-American artist and a master of Arabic/Islamic calligraphy residing in Detroit area. He received two master of Arabic calligraphy degrees from masters Hasan Çelebi and Mohamed Zakariya (2009 and 2013), after a total of seventeen years of apprenticeship according to over-a-thousand-years  tradition of passing knowledge and skills. Dukhan is active in promoting Arabic/Islamic calligraphy and increasing people’s awareness of its cultural and artistic significance through exhibits, lectures and workshops. His work has been exhibited in several galleries around the United States and in Istanbul.

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Contact: Gail Presbey, director, CLASA
Phone: 313-993-1124
Email: presbegm@udmercy.edu
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