In conjunction with the exhibit,
"The Great Mothers of Islam"
on display at the Vine Arts Center,
Hend Al-Mansour and
Leili Tajadod-Pritschet will guide us
through their paintings on display.
Have you ever wondered about the influence of Mideastern art and architecture on western culture, or had questions about the women of Islam and their role in the arts? Obviously we've heard so much of the men of Islam but less about the feminine side.
As stated on the Vine Arts Center website, "Coming from two different cultures, Al-Mansour and Tajadod portray two different visual languages in stark contrast to Western visual styles. Each has her unique style, color, composition and artistic language that not only reflects her Eastern cultural background, but is also seasoned by her Western foreground."
Now is your rare opportunity to meet with these two women artists while their show is hanging and discuss their beautiful paintings.
See link to the full description at the Vine Arts Center events pg. http://www.vineartscenter.com/gmoi/index.htm
“Leili Tajadod-Pritschet and Hend Al-Mansour are the fiscal year 2011 recipient of a Cultural Community Partnership grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.”