Islamic Center of Manteca & Zubair Simab

Program Area(s)
Grantee NameIslamic Center of Manteca
Address1058 S Union Rd
Manteca CA, 95337
United States

In addition to working on paper, calligraphers have provided blueprints for works in mosaic, ceramics, and other media. Following this tradition, the Islamic Center of Manteca, calligrapher Zubair Simab and mosaic artist Pippa Murray are creating a calligraphed architectural mosaic installation for the Center’s new building in San Joaquin County. The artists are drawing inspiration from the diverse traditions and cultures that make up the Center’s congregation and community. Zubair Simab was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. He began training in calligraphy as a young boy and again picked up the serious study of Islamic calligraphy in 1997. Pippa Murray studied her craft formally in Europe and California and is a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists. The medium and scope of this project is unprecedented for both artists.

Grant Amount$39748
Project Dates10/04/13 - 10/04/14
Serving United States/California/San Joaquin/Manteca

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