Saturday, July 15, 2017

Husband of an artist starts a nonprofit for Muslim artists to tackle a big issue in their community

By @tiffmoustakas

Eight months ago, Abbas Mohamed knew nothing about the art world. Mohamed had received his master's in pharmacology and toxicology, and gotten married in Pakistan, so it wasn't until his long distance marriage with his wife, a painter, that he began to question if there was an exclusive space for Muslim artists. With no answer to this, Mohamed started the Gathering All Muslim Artists collective, also known as GAMA. The nonprofit's goal is to uplift and empower Muslim artists with spaces of their own: a closed Facebook group to network, and exhibits where they can sell and showcase their work. [More]
Image courtesy of GAMA Facebook page