NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center hosts the 2nd International Muslim Artists Exhibition 2010 (IMAE2010) from November 26 – December 31, 2010 in conjunction with the 4th Annual New Orleans Middle East Film Festival. The opening reception is onNovember 26th at 6:00 P.M. The reception is free and open to the public.
The IMAE2010 features contemporary artwork created by 19 contemporary artists representing 5 countries: U.S.A., , Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and New Zealand. Paintings, photographs, graphic designs, ceramic, installation and mixed media work are the mediums of the displayed work. More than 70% of the participants are female artists. Artists include:
"Prayer", a cooperative artwork between Cara Greco, a non-Muslim artist and Haitham Eid, a Muslim artist and the exhibit curator, will be on display. Haitham Eid said, "The IMAE2010 aims to serve as a bridge between cultures and to promote mutual understanding." Eid also added, "The IMAE2010 is a collective effort from the Muslim and non-Muslim communities in our beloved city of New Orleans to help rebuild the city and strengthen the ties among our citizens."
1. Abdelrazek Eid (Egypt)
11. Mona Abdala (NJ, U.S.A.)
2. Ameena Khan (FL, U.S.A.)
12. Muhammad Ahmad (U.S.A. & )
3. Awais Yaqub (Pakistan)
13. Nadia Janjua (MD, U.S.A.)
4. Ayesha Samadani (CA, U.S.A.)
14. Reem Hammad (CA, U.S.A.)
5. Haitham Eid (Egypt)
15. Salma Arastu (CA, U.S.A.)
6. Halide Salam (VA, U.S.A.)
16. Sama Wareh (CA, U.S.A.)
7. Huda Totonji (U.S.A. & )
17. Sophia Sattar (CA, U.S.A.)
8. Iman Hasan (OH, U.S.A.)
18. Suzanne Wingate (New Zealand)
9. Maece Seirafi (CA, U.S.A.)
19. Taslim Van Hattum (LA, U.S.A.)
10. Michael Klaus Schmidt (IL, U.S.A.)
The IMAE2010 is sponsored by Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Arts Center, International Muslimah Artists Networkand Baraka Institute. Rene Broussard, Executive Director of Zeitgeist said, "Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center is extremely proud and honored to present this international showcase of works by contemporary Muslim artists to coincide with the opening of our 4th Annual New Orleans Middle East Film Festival." Broussard added, "Together with the International Muslim Artists Exhibition, Zeitgeist hopes to provide a vital and unique venue, an oasis if you will, to celebrate art and culture and for discourse and understanding."
The exhibit catalogue can be purchased online www.imae.usSOURCE Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Arts Center