Nov. 26, 2014 - Feb. 15, 2015
Lower Level Gallery
Free with Museum admission 

Typography, typeface and font debates may seem like a recent phenomenon, but they have always been part of any good design discussion. This is true for English and the Roman alphabet, as well as Arabic and its alphabet.

The 10 artists shown here come from diverse Middle Eastern backgrounds, but all live in California and use the Arabic alphabet in their designs. Their work is tied to their personal ancestral heritage, as well as their own modern style. These pieces include client-driven as well as independent works.

First shown at the Levantine Cultural Center in California, Local/Not Local was curated by Maece Seirafi and Pouya Jahanshahi. Read an interview with the curators HERE.


Includes works by:

Yusef al-Ahmad                 Pouya Jahanshahi
Sam Anvari                       Paymon Pojhan
Milka Broukhim                  Ebrahim Poustinchi
Kourosh Beigpour               Maece Seirafi
Reem Hammad                  Shilla Shakoori


SATURDAY, FEB. 7, 2015

1 p.m. Presentation & Gallery Talk with the curators 
           with Q&A and light refreshments.
           FREE admission; RSVP required.

3 p.m. Calligraphy workshop w/ artist Ali Harp
           For ages 12+
           Registration fee $20


This exhibition made possible in part by

Above left: Fann #2 (Oasis magazine cover), digital print by Yusef Al-Ahmad.
Above right: Singing Vases, stoneware underglaze, by Reem Hammad.


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