Wood Sculptures display

Calligraphy display at the Helena Z Benitez Hall

Calligraphy workshop

Carpet-weaving workshop

PWU Media Director Lydia Benitez-Brown as Master of Ceremonies

Dr. Patricia Araneta giving the opening remarks

Iran delegation

Painting workshop

Islamic Women’s Art Exhibit at PWU

Posted: March 15, 2018

In celebration of this year’s International Women’s Month, the Philippine Women’s University collaborated with the Cultural Section of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran and hosted the Islamic Women’s Art Exhibit from March 14 to 15 at the PWU Taft campus. This showcase featured the works of notable female artists that exemplify Iran’s traditional arts: carpet-weaving by Zahra Kamani, miniatures and illumination by Maryam Teymouri, calligraphy by Dr. Tandis Taghavi, wood inlaying and latticing by Maryam Faraji, and sculptures in stone and wood by Marzieh Mehrabanpazhuh, with Bahareh Kashfi serving as delegation leader.

The opening ceremony was held last March 14, 2018 at the Helena Z Benitez Hall. PWU Board of Trustees member Dr. Patricia Araneta graced the occasion with her presence, and offered her insights on Islamic art and its relationship with the Divine. After a short exchange with the guest artists, the exhibit doors of the Noel B. Benitez Hall were formally opened to the public by the Cultural Counselor of the Embassy of I.R. Iran, Mr. Mohammad Jafarimalak. Visitors were able to engage directly with the artists by participating in the workshops on calligraphy, carpet-weaving, and miniature painting.

It is hoped that this partnership with the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran will be the first of many future collaborations.

View more Headlines

Related Stories