ISLAMIC ART EXHIBIT & CLASS – When it comes to art, most people would immediately think of paintings of landscapes, nature, architecture, or portraits of people. But in the Islamic world, there is no such art because those who believe in Islam feel one should not try to replicate the works of God. But this hasn’t prevented a type of Islamic art. This weekend (Saturday Jan 19th) there will be an Islamic Art Class and Exhibition offered in Bossier City. Hina Chaudry is the artist who will be teaching this class, she explains more.
"In Islam we aren't allowed to portray living creatures in our art so the best thing for us to do our art is to beautify the word of God. So the highest form of Islamic
art is calligraphy," explained Chaudry. "And that's what I teach in my classes. Typically what you see in art that is Islamic there's lots of unique patterns and ways of writing the same things, you know for example God. You could write God in so many different ways and the letters are exactly the same but it looks completely different."
Artist Hina Chaudry will be teaching The Islamic Art Class that takes place this Saturday at Masjid Al Noor in Bossier City and to learn more: Go to EventBrite.Com and Search Islamic Art Class Bossier City. There is a fee for the class.