On April 7 at 2 p.m. in Room 5 you are kindly invited to an interactive lecture on Arabic calligraphy delivered by Shehab Hassan Ali, a graphic artist and calligraphy teacher from Alexandria. He will demostrate the basic principles and various schools of Arabic calligraphy, and talk on the contemporary tendencies of applying calligraphy and graphic design in Egypt.
Shehab Hassan Ali specializes in Arabic calligraphy and gilding, as well as designs book covers and works for advertising. Since 1994 he has been taking part in exhibitions, reading lectures and teaching Arabic calligraphy not only in Egypt, but in a number of cities in Asia and Europe, e. g. Istanbul, Milan, Rome, etc. This is his first visit to Latvia.