Discover the fascinating beauty of Islamic art from Samia Khan at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Allen Public Library. During June, the Library’s gallery will display examples of her work for viewing.
A multimedia artist and program director for the Islamic Art Revival Series, Samia’s art is heavily influenced by sights and sounds of the Middle East. This inspiration emanates from mixed fanciful and abstract architecture of modern cities, old forts, soaring minarets, domes, arches and intricate geometric designs.
Raised in Saudi Arabia, Samia moved to Los Angeles in 1988. Now residing in Dallas, she received her diploma in Interior Designing from School of Décor Karachi, Pakistan, and was assisting artist and founder of School of Décor Aazar Zubi. Majoring in art, she received her degree from State University of New York at Brockport. Serving as president of an art gallery in the Arab American Oil Company in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, for three years and vice-president for two years, she also taught hand built pottery, weaving and pysanky art. She was one of five artists sponsored by ARAMCO (Arab American Oil Company)whose art work was displayed in Singapore.
The ongoing influence of many world cultures drives her multimedia expressionism, utilizing media such as charcoal, pottery, weaving, glass fusion, stained glass, woodcarving, calligraphy, collage, handmade paper, baskets, mono prints and pastels.
Sponsored by the Allen Public Library, the program is free. The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214-509-4911 for more information.