Raleigh : 06-08-2014
IITS NC and Divan Center had a documentary showing on Sunday, 8/6/2014. The documentary, produced by PBS, was the "Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World."
"Travel to nine countries and across 1,400 years of cultural history to explore the astonishing artistic and architectural riches of Islam. With the insights and commentary of leading art scholars from around the world, the film delves into the art of religious life in Islamic culture and into the secret world inside the palaces of the elite. From the extraordinary array of metalwork, textiles, paintings and architecture that illuminate the culture, filmmaker Rob Gardner sheds light on the shared histories of western and Islamic societies, revealing more continuity than division. Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon narrates."
Afterwards live Ebru (Turkish paper marbling art) and Turkish calligraphy performances were watched by more than thirty attendee. Guests were amazed when they received their own personalized calligraphy on water marbled papers as memory of the day.