IMAN's Sacred Cypher Creative: Kelly Crosby

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Show Summary:



Innercity Muslim Action Network (IMAN) Arts & Culture Manager Sadia Nawab and IMAN 2018 Sacred Cypher Fellow, Artist Kelly Izdihar Crosby join Tariq in studio to talk about IMAN's holistic approach to community building and the inaugural Sacred Cypher cohort. Tariq talks with Kelly about her creative process, entreprenuership, and discovering and developing her talent.


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You can follow Sadia Nawab on IG @msdija07

You can follow Kelly Izdihar Crosby on IG @kellycrosbydesign


Guest- Sadia Nawab; Kelly Izdihar Crosby

Host/Producer- Tariq I. El-Amin

Engineer- Ibrahim Baig

Executive Producer- Abdul Malik Muhahid



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Kelly Crosby

Kelly Izdihar Crosby is a multimedia artist. She creates artwork in a variety of styles and subject matters but the ones that interest her the most are landscapes, abstraction, still life studies, and floral patterns. She often incorporates intricate patterns, unconventional colors and repetition to create art that’s emotional, bold and evocative.

Kelly Izdihar has displayed her artwork in various art shows and conferences throughout New Orleans and in places such as Texas, Georgia, California, Ohio and Canada. Between 2008 and 2011, while living overseas in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, she displayed her work with DUCTAC (Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre) and the Bastakiya Arts Festival.

Her work is featured in private collections in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. She has moderated an online group of international Muslim artists called the Islamic Artists Society from 2005-2011. She is a member of International Muslima Artist Network, Atlanta Muslim Young Professionals, C4 Atlanta, Wonderroot, Fractured Atlas, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts and African American for the Arts.

She is also an editorial assistant for Azizah Magazine. She has contributed articles to the Halal Consumer, LINK Magazine, and Q-News Magaazine. She is currently living in Atlanta, Georgia.


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