Sr. Ameena Khan, a local Tampa Artist, Art Teacher at AYA and Co-Founder of Radiant Hands, Inc. will be exhibiting some of her latest artwork at HCC Dale Mabry from September 14 - December 11, 2015.
Stories about Muslim women are typically limited to one of two characters: the oppressed victim needing to be rescued OR the seductress, hidden behind a veil of mystery. This dehumanizing oversimplification invents a vast separation between non-Muslim and Muslim women. It creates a sense of “us versus them” and relegates Muslim women to being “an OTHER” instead of just “another.”
The work Sr. Ameena has created for “Loud Print” seeks to shrink the divide and expand the narrative by communicating some of the most intimate thoughts and feelings of Muslim women. This aim is most obvious in “Just a Peek, Please?”, a collection of 26 paintings inspired by statements and stories of American Muslim women. The work in this series invites the viewer to literally lift a veil to view the art, symbolically directing the viewer to see beyond the surface and witness a glimpse of the individual beneath.
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Gallery 3 @ Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus
3rd Floor of the Learning Resource Center, 4001 West Tampa Bay Boulevard, Tampa Florida 33614