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September 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Calling all henna enthusiasts! Join us on September 26th to learn about the history of henna as an ancient form of body art and the various cultural significance of its origin in South Asia, Middle East, and Africa. We will also have an open discussion about the commercialization and contemporary use of henna in the entertainment, beauty and fashion industries. Henna artist Marium Majid will be doing a small demonstration to share some application tips for those interesting in purchasing a henna starter kit for $20. Kits will include a henna cone, glitter pouch, a 3 sample designs for beginners.
Participation in the workshop is donation based. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
I am an artist with a specialized focus on henna body art, multi-media painting (acrylic/watercolor/ink), street art, and textile installations. As a Pakistani-American, I embody numerous and often times conflicting identities either by chance or choice. I’ve spent much of my life here in America rejecting my foreignness and through my art have only recently been able to realize both the importance and beauty of recognizing my heritage, religion, and cultural background. I started doodling with a henna cone at a very young age and through the years have fallen in love the ancient practice. Through its symbolism, it is regarded as a blessing and applied for good luck/ protection. It is also a way of celebrating of joy and beauty. It is It is my greatest pleasure to share this part of myself with you all.