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Festival Exhibitor

The Islamic arts festival is the largest and oldest continuously running festival of Islamic Arts in the US  and with the Covid-19 pandemic, we are taking our festival online this year. The online art festival will feature art exhibitions and an online art mall, displaying artwork from various artists. Visitors will have the option to buy magnificent artworks from the comfort of their homes. In addition there will be live interactive sessions on calligraphy, henna tattoo, Ebru painting, arabesque pattern coloring and lots of children’s art activities. Please join us on the 5 & 6th of December. The virtual festival can be accessed through the IAS website.


7th Annual Islamic Arts Festival
Live – Starts at 10:30am CST
December 5th-6th, 2020

IAF Website

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Promotional Videos:

https://fb.watch/1YfH9LXP5q/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_7P9SZojXM

Solo Exhibit

“Sculpting in Two Dimensions: The Modern Calligraphy Designs of Nihad Dukhan”

Süleyman Demirel Cultural Center

Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ AYAZAĞA),

Istanbul, Turkey

Postponed. New date TBA

A Lecture, an Exhibit and a Workshop.

This combined event may have a lecture, an exhibit and a workshop.

Tibbits Opera House

14 S Hanchett St, Coldwater, MI 49036, 2016

(517) 278-6029

Exact Dates TBD

A Dialogue

Beauty in Solitude: Calligrapher Nihad Dukhan and Curator Evyn Kropf

A conversation between present day calligrapher and curator of Islamic Art Manuscripts

December 4th, 2020 – 5:00-6:00PM EST

Continuing our series of dialogues for Beauty in Solitude, an online exhibition, we invite you to another conversation, this time between Detroit-based calligrapher, Dr. Nihad Dukhan and the Curator of Islamic Manuscripts Collection at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Evyn Kropf.

Evyn Kropf curates the Islamic Manuscripts Collection preserved in the Special Collections Research Center at U of M. She will share a treasure trove of images by Seyh Hamdullah, one of the richest collections of Seyh Hamdulla folios in the United States. She partners with other colleagues to ensure that collections of manuscripts and other materials are preserved and accesible for scholarship, appreciation and other inspiration long into the future. As a specialist of Islamic codicology and Arabic manuscript culture, she has many interests including writing material, reading and collecting practices of the Ottoman era as well as the significance of pictograms and other visual contend for Sufi knowledge transmission.

Dr. Nihad Dukhan is Palestinian-American master of Arabic and Islamic calligraphy. He is also a professor of mechanical engineering at University of Detroit Mercy. His interest in calligraphy began when he was in the sixth grade in Gaza, Palestine. He studied with the noted Istanbul grand master calligrapher Hasan Çelebi (pronounced Chalabi) in Thuluth and Naskh styles and received his ijazah (master of calligraphy degree) in 2009 after 11 years of study. He also studied Taliq style with master calligrapher Mohamed Zakariya, and received his second ijazah in 2013. Between 2013 and 2015, Dukhan relocated to Istanbul where he received advanced training under guidance of master calligrapher Davud Bektaş in Jaly Thuluth style.His work has been exhibited in US cities and in Istanbul, Turkey. His designs are sold in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Japan.

An amazing opportunity for art lovers, especially Islamic art aficionados and aspiring calligraphers, designers, and artists.

© Copyright Modern and Traditional Arabic Calligraphy, Nihad Dukhan