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Rym Karoui, Untitled
Rym Karoui
mixed media on paper
39.4" x 25"
Samia Zaru, The Endless Cause Samia Zaru
The Endless Cause, (Triptych)
oil on canvas
part 1, 33.5" x 27.5"
part 2, 39.4" x 19.7"
part 3, 25.6" x 31.5"
Mehr Afroze
Niche Series
acrylic on wood
33.5" x 24.5"

Breaking the Veils: Women Artist From the Islamic World

February 6 – April 1, 2010

Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010: 6 – 8 p.m.

Panel Discussion - The Many Faces of Islam: Drawing A Distinction Between Culture and Religion Tue., March 2, 2010 • 7 p.m. Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine, St. Catherine University. MAP for locating Rauenhorst Ballroom.

Exhibition Information

Additional Related Programming and Events

Breaking the Veils: Women Artists from the Islamic World
is a unique and compelling international art exhibition
that challenges contemporary stereotypes about the lives of women in the Islamic world
and celebrates their artistic contribution in shaping a rich, cultural heritage.

Read Mary Abbe's review in the Star Tribune here.

Read Marianne CombsState of the Arts blog article here.

Listen to Marya Morstad interview Kelly Povo on Art Matters KFAI 90.3 Minneapolis, 106.7 St. Paul

Read Sara Glassman's Style + People article in the Star Tribune here.

See the collection and read more about this exceptional exhibition at:

For questions and general information, please contact Kelly Povo,,
St. Catherine University's Project Coordinator for Breaking the Veils: Women Artists from the Islamic World.

Traditional Textile Art Exhibit
In conjunction with Breaking the Veils, The Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women and the Muslim Students Association will be hosting a Traditional Textile Art Exhibition by Somali Women from the East African Women's Center Textile Cooperative.
Location: The Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women, Coeur de Catherine
Dates: Feb. 17 – March 11, 2010 • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Opening Reception: Thur., Feb. 25, 2010 • 3 – 7 p.m.

All Events Are Free and Open to the Public

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