Warming Up with the Arts
Come join us for a fun interactive afternoon of art, on-site cooking, and of course, plenty of networking- featuring Artists Nadia Janjua & Ouafae Taame, and Guest Chef Muhammad Hussain. Enjoy Turkish Tea and appetizers at the beautiful Diyanet Center of America.
About our Featured Guests:
Nadia Janjua, an American Muslim artist, architect, and art educator, derives unique insight both from her roots in Pakistan and in the Islamic world. Based in the DC area, Nadia’s entrepreneurial spirit, lead her to run a successful business. Her artwork is inspired by her deeply spiritual and emotional connection to her faith, as well as the experiences of her life’s journey. Ever since she can remember, Nadia has been reflective of the human experience — from its chaos and despair, to its magnificence and beauty.
Nadia has been exhibiting her work professionally throughout the United States over the past ten years, and more recently, internationally. She has had numerous works commissioned by private collectors and contributes her art annually to charity events. Her artistic and design services range from painting, handmade products, leading art workshops, writing art columns, and collaborative design projects on a full-time basis, as well as architectural design services in residential development on a freelance basis. Her work can be viewed at www.nadiajart.com
Muhammad Hussain, an experienced chef, has built a career in the culinary world. He was worked at Saigon Bangkok, one of top 20 Restaurant in Western NY according to Buffalo Spree Newspapers; Papaya Restaurant and Sushi Bar, which was known for Asian fusion, Thai and Vietnamese dishes. It was declared best Asian restaurant by ABC local new and Buffalo Newspaper; Sues NY Deli (Middle Eastern Cuisine) located in Downtown Buffalo and known for its vegetarian, hummus and falafel dishes. Muhammad was also a chef at Eagle House Restaurant, located in historic village of Williamsville, NY. It was established in 1827, and still being managed by the same family, the Hanny's. Their ancestors were official chefs of the White House in the 19th Century.