Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Polasek Museum hosts new summer exhibit that explores modern Islamic art

By Brendan O'Connor
"Arabesque" photo via Albin Polasek Museum Facebook
WINTER PARK, FL---The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens is hosting a new exhibit called Arabesque: Contemporary Conversations from May 8 to August 19, 2018, in their Winter Park gallery. Arabesque interprets traditional Islamic art through the eyes of contemporary artists in a variety of styles and mediums. The exhibit is a combination of works submitted through an open call to artists and a local private collection. The open call asked artists to give a modern interpretation of the ancient style of arabesque art, which traditionally involves interlacing natural elements and geometric lines that are then repeated. The featured works were submitted by artists from countries like Canada, Israel, Iran, Bulgaria, Russian, Puerto Rico, and the United States as well as from the Islamic Artists of Orlando group. [More]