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The Beauty and Power of the Word
Presentation and Youth Workshop

September 30, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 5341 Owens Court, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Calligraphy Presentation by Haji Noor Deen and Youth Workshop with Arash Shirinbab

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Calligraphy Presentation by Haji Noor Deen

Master Arabic and Chinese calligrapher Haji Noor Deen will offer a visual demonstration of his unique artistic synthesis. He will also discuss the art of calligraphy and the meaning of the sacred words he depicts. The event will feature a small exhibit of his scrolls and other works. Join us for a special afternoon with one of the world’s preeminent Muslim calligraphers.

General Admission $20

Youth Workshop with Arash Shirinbab

This class includes hands-on Arabic and Persian calligraphy practice with different materials. Participants will be guided to create individual and group Islamic calligraphy and art projects. No prior knowledge of calligraphy, Arabic or Persian is required to participate in this introductory workshop. Space is limited to 20 participants.

The workshop is free for children and teens ages 9-17.

The Youth Workshop with Arash Shirinbab is full. However, parents who purchase a ticket for the Haji Noor Deen event can bring their children to the Haji Noor Deen event for free.


Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang is a renowned master of Arabic and Chinese calligraphy. Born in 1963 in Shangdong Province, China, he is able to convey the beauty of Islamic art and thought to modern audiences. The Arabic and Chinese calligraphic traditions have often been compared as two of the world’s finest manifestations of the written word. When combined the result is an incredibly unique work of art that is a testament to the synthesizing genius of the human being.

Noor Deen’s extraordinary mastery and genius, along with his unique ability to communicate his craft to audiences, has given him the opportunity to lecture and present at some of the most prestigious institutions around the world, including Harvard, Cambridge, UC Berkeley, MIT, Zaytuna College, The Bukhari Institute and The Islamic College in Zhengzhou, China. Currently, Noor Deen is developing his own gallery entitled “The Chinese House for the Arts of Islamic Arabic Calligraphy” and “The Arabic Calligraphy Creative Centre” at the National Academy of Painting and Calligraphy in Henan Province, China.

Arash Shirinbab is an award-winning artist, Arabic and Persian calligrapher, art administrator, curator and entrepreneur. He has participated in over 70 exhibitions in the US, Spain, Poland, Canada, Russia, France, Italy, and Iran, including at the Triton Museum of Art in California, the Kunsthaus-Berlin-Marbella in Spain, and the Saadabad Palace in Tehran. Shirinbab has led over 50 public art programs, has curated numerous international exhibitions, and has conducted over two dozen calligraphy workshops and demonstrations, including workshops at Fremont Main Library in California and University of Toronto in Canada, and a masterclass at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy in Moscow.

Shirinbab’s art and calligraphy have won several national and international awards, including First Place and Best of the Show Award for the 50 Shades of Gray competition by Focus Point & Shape Gallery (2014), Special Recognition Award for My Art international competition from Art Quench Magazine (2013), and a prestigious grant award as the leading artist and calligrapher from Creative Works Fund (2015). Shirinbab moved from Iran to the US in 2010, and in the course of a few years has become a visible and active artist, calligrapher, and cultural producer in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Purchase tickets

A limited number of tickets will be provided for free for guests who otherwise could not attend. Hub925 members can also receive a discount code. Please contact us at [email protected]