Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California & Arash Shirinbab
|Grantee Name||Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California|
|Address||1433 Madison Street|
Oakland CA, 94612
Calligrapher Arash Shirinbab, ceramicist Forrest Lesch-Middelton, and the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California will explore themes of hospitality, morality, and justice through calligraphy-inscribed ceramics inspired by the Persian Nishapur tradition. The artists will create a series of dishes, vessels, and tiles via traditional ceramics and calligraphy practices that convey messages coming from sources ranging from traditional Sufi poetry to contemporary Muslim-American hip-hop. At a culminating event at the cultural center, guests will be served food on some of the dishes, illustrating the art of hospitality at the heart of Islamic culture.
|Project Dates||09/01/15 - 10/28/16|