The Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC) is privileged to host master calligrapher Haji Noor Deen from China and local calligraphy masters for an inspirational workshop providing an enjoyable hands-on experience of the art of the pen and words.
The Calligraphy Night includes the following:
1- Opening reception of the exhibition of the results of the "Doorways to Islamic Civilization" workshop series*
2- Haji Noor Deen's art exhibit and sales
3- Calligraphy hands-on workshop with Haj Noor Deen
Refreshments are provided and light vegetarian and halal dinners are available for purchase.
Date & Time: Tuesday Nov. 13, 2012, 6-9 PM
Tickets: $15/adults, $5/students of "Doorways to Islamic Civilization" workshop series. You can purchase tickets at the door or on-line through brownpapertickets.Supplies are included.
Special calligraphy activity for kids (above 8) and youths/$10
*This is a complementary event to the "Doorways to Islamic Civilization" workshop series scheduled from November 9 to 11 at ICCNC. For more information on Nov 9-11 workshops, see: http://www.zawaya.org/
About Haji Noor Deen
Haji Noor Deen is a renowned master of Arabic calligraphy. Born in 1963 in Shangdong province, China, he brings an immense learning in traditional thought and Islamic art to a modern audience, juxtaposing them in a new calligraphic style all his own, both Eastern and Western.
The Chinese and Arabic calligraphic traditions have often been compared as the two of the world's finest manifestations of the written word, but never likened; indeed, they are at once opposites and complements. When combined the result is an artistic piece that is a work of incredibly unique beauty, and a testimony to man's synthesizing genius.
Noor Deen's extraordinary mastery and genius along with his unique ability to spectacularly deliver his craft to an audience has brought him lecture and workshop invitations from some of the most renowned and prestigious institutions around the world, including: Harvard University, Cambridge University, University of California-Berkeley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Bukhari Institute and many others.