On 16 November between 6-8 p.m., the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host a program on the exploration of “calligraffiti” means an interpretation of traditional Arabic calligraphy in new, open directions. Muhammad Z. Zaman will be leading, a Buffalo-based calligrapher, attendees will learn about calligraffiti’s fluid form, which will include the use of non-Arabic languages in that traditional aesthetic.
The program will feature the discussion of a wide range of topics, from motivations to adaptations, and from techniques to themes. There will be a communal art-making project, as well as participate in an open forum discussing the shifting intersections of traditional art and cultural identity.
This event is free and light refreshments will be provided.