Exhibit to explore culture, stigmas

By JW McNay/campus editor

A Middle Eastern art exhibit April 9 on South Campus will feature art submitted by students and faculty.

Secrets of Geometric Patterns in Middle Eastern Culture will emphasize the uniqueness of geometric patterns in art, said Pooran Lashini, South adjunct philosophy instructor.

“Geometric patterns are popularly associated with Middle Eastern art and culture,” Lashini said.

The exhibit will feature a variety of media including watercolor, pastels, oils, digital art, sculptures, photography and written works such as poetry.

Each work was submitted to the exhibit by either a TCC student, faculty member or staff member, said Kristi Noel, assistant to the chief diversity officer.

“We invite individuals to join us as we recognize and value the diversity prevalent in Tarrant County College,” Noel said.

The event was created to explore Middle Eastern culture and address stereotypes from a creative viewpoint, she said.

“It is through experiences like this exhibit that we can build institutional, cultural humility and ensure a learning community that is welcoming for all,” Noel said.

“It is our desire for individuals to come and engage in meaningful discussions and listen to understand. We are hopeful that this event will be included in the many programs offered every year.”