Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

"An Afternoon of Calligraphy" : Presentation and Demonstration by Calligrapher Khalid Casado of Spain

Monday, October 16, 2017 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Johnson Center, F

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CasadoThis event will feature an introduction from Dr. Larry Butler, Islamic Art historian, and include a presentation and demonstration of Arabic Thuluth script by calligrapher Khalid Casado.

Pablo Casado, also known as Khalid, was born in 1982 in Madrid Spain. He developed a deep interest in the art of Arabic calligraphy after attending a brief course on nesih style script. Soon after, he met his teacher and mentor, renowned master calligrapher Nuria Garcia Masip.

After six years of intensive study, he received his icazet or calligraphy diploma in 2014 in sulus and nesih style scripts under the auspices of IRCICA (Research Center for Islamic History of Art and Culture), signed by the Turkish masters Hassan Celebi and Ferhat Kurlu and his teacher Nuria Garcia Masip.

Khalid has presented and held workshops in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East with various organizations and institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution, Madina Institute in Norway, Liwan Kashida Islamic Arts in Kuwait and Diyanet Center of America.

Sponsored by the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, Department of History and Art History, and Scripts 'n' Scribes.

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