Adults - Friday, 11/16 - TGIF Programs Demo Series Hosts The Turkish Art of Ebru by Shaheen Rahman


Adults - TGIF Programs invites you to join us on Friday, 11/16 at 10:15 AM to join us for the return of local artist Shaheen Rahman.

Shaheen enjoys the water-based medium known as “Ebru”, the ancient Turkish art of paper-marbling. This fascinating technique involves painting on the surface of water using a stylus, as well as combs and rakes. Exquisite patterns can be made with these tools which can include stylized flora and fauna. The painting is then transferred onto paper. Shaheen also likes to incorporate Arabic calligraphy into her Ebru for a wider variety of expression through this medium.

Her Ebru art work has been on display at various venues around Houston including Cloisters Gallery, Houston City Hall, Harambee Art Gallery, Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Harris County Public Library Branches including Kingwood, Freeman, Barbara Bush, and Octavia Fields, and Watercolor Society of Houston. She likes to share her love for the art of Ebru and has conducted Ebru demonstrations at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Asia Society, Pearl Fincher Museum, Watercolor Society of Houston, Islamic Art Society of Houston’s Annual Art Festivals, Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, Boeing, Orrick Law Firm and the Raindrop House Turkish Cultural Center in Houston.

This free event will require no registration. The refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Freeman Library.