Islamic Art Film To Be Shown At JCC

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World,” a documentary on Muslim arts, crafts, and architecture, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 in the Carnahan Theatre on Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus.

The program is free and open to the public.

The documentary is part of the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Grant collection awarded earlier this year to JCC’s Hultquist Library by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Deb Lanni, professor of communication at JCC, and Deb Eck, an adjunct faculty member, will lead a discussion after the film. Bookbinding and calligraphy exhibits will be displayed by Eck, and Lanni will discuss storytelling traditions in Muslim culture.

The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf collection is comprised of books, films, and other resources designed to introduce the American public to the complex history and culture of Muslims in the U.S. and around the world.

Developed by the NEH and the American Library Association, the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is intended to address both the need and desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations.