We the People Project 2011

14 Jun

Originally Posted on April 28th, 2011

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We the People Project 2011: The Lives, Art, and Cultures of Muslim and Arab Women

Saturday, June 11, 11 am to 7:30 pm

Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912

We the People Project 2011, “Speak Your Mind: The Art, Stories and Cultures of Arab and Muslim Women”, is an exhibition presentation and a one-day cultural event that celebrates the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Muslim and Arab community in the DC Metro area.

The program includes a four-week juried mixed media group exhibition of Muslim and Arab women artists living in the DC Metro area from June 1st though June 25th, along with a one-day event on June 11th, that features talks by the presenting artists, and art demonstrations in calligraphy, miniature paintings and textile art decoration by some of the finest local Muslim and Arab artists.

What & When:

Paintings, photographs, sculptural work and art installations by eight Muslim or Arab women or by artists depicting the lives, stories and cultures of Muslim and Arab women. Plus a full day of art and cultural festivities on June 11th from 10:30am – 4:00pm. Followed by a reception from 5-7:30pm.

Artwork will be for sale at prices established by the artist. Artist will retain 50 percent of all sales and 50 percent will benefit EWI and its multicultural arts and entrepreneurial programs for immigrant and refugee women.


The Galleries of Takoma Park Community Center.

A film will be produced to document the exhibition, talks and art demonstrations, and will be shared on our website as an educational material. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

This project has been made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Partners include Takoma Park Arts and Humanities Commission (TPAHC), Pyramid Atlantic and Takoma Park Recreation Department. The exhibition and events will take place at the Galleries of Takoma Park Community Center in Maryland. Exhibition Curator: Tom Block.


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