Contact: Michele McKenzie
Art & Music Librarian
Berkeley Public Library
Islamic Art Exhibit: Women in Islam at Berkeley Public Library
Berkeley, January 23, 2015—Islamic Art Exhibit presents a group art exhibition on the theme Women in Islam at the Central Library from February 9 – April 19, 2015. Meet the artists and learn about their work during an artists’ reception on Saturday, February 14 at 2:00 pm in the third floor Community Meeting Room of the Central Library. Women in Islam highlights the rights, status and accomplishments of Muslim women through the visual arts.
The exhibition is on display in the Catalog Lobby on the first floor of the Berkeley Public Library, located at 2090 Kittredge at Shattuck in downtown Berkeley. For information about the reception or exhibit call 510-981-6241.
Islamic Art Exhibit (IAE) is a local non-profit arts organization established in 2009 to promote Islamic Arts and provide a platform for the creative individuals of the Muslim community living in the Bay Area. IAE seeks to build bridges between diverse communities through the visual arts. Every year the group selects a different theme and solicits original artwork from local artists to display in libraries and cultural institutions throughout the Bay Area. Each exhibition provides a unique opportunity to explore the scope of Islamic Art and celebrate the rich tapestry of countries, cultures and artistic traditions of the Muslim diaspora. For more information about Islamic Art Exhibit visit their website http://www.islamicartexhibit.com/.
This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library (www.berkeleylibraryfriends.org).
The Central Library is located at 2090 Kittredge Avenue and is open Monday, noon – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm, Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, and Sunday from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Wheelchair accessible. For questions, to request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least five working days will help ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs. Visit the library’s website: www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.