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Blank Canvas

February 23, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Every February, the U.S. honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation. Black History Month celebrates the rich cultural heritage, triumphs, and adversities that are an indelible part of our country’s history.

In honor of these values, MALA invites you to join us on a unique collage workshop Titled “ Blank Canvas; Celebrating Black History Month.” with Tijay Mohammed.

Our first Blank Canvas edition will take place on February, 23rd, 2023 at the Prime Produce | 424 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019, starting at 06.00 pm.

About the workshop

At this workshop, Tijay will help, and facilitate the creation of a mixed-media collage portrait of your role model, favorite leader, or family member. Bring your photo (printed portrait) and we will provide you with the materials you need to put together the art piece that you’ll take with you at the end of the workshop.
Other than networking, and meeting with the artist, you will get the chance to share your story with the portrait you’re creating, and hear from the artist about his journey, in the Q/A session.

All are welcome!
Event Agenda
5:00 – 6:00 | Setting up the space.
6:00 – 6:30 | Welcoming people (Networking and snacks).
6:30 – 6:45 | Starting the Event – Tijay will explain the process.
6:45 – 8:30 | Workshop.
8:30 – 8:50 | Q/A.
8:50 – 9:00 | Concluding the event.

About Tijay
Ghanaian-born artist Tijay Mohammed has exhibited his works nationally and internationally, including features at Katonah Museum of Art NY, Hudson River Museum NY, Materials for the Arts NY, Art League Huston, Longwood Art Gallery NY, Green Drake Art Gallery PA, Gallery 1202 CA, and The National Museum of Ghana.

Tijay has also organized workshops and community-based projects for organizations including the Studio Museum in Harlem NY, Hudson River Museum NY, Brooklyn Museum NY, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling NY, Children’s Museum of Manhattan NY, Wallach Art Gallery in NY, University of Ghana and Pinto Community Centre Trinidad and Tobago

Among many grants, Tijay is a recipient of the Arts Fund, Artist for Community and New Work grant from the Bronx Council on the Arts, and the Spanish Embassy Ghana Painters Award. he is committed to working with the diverse communities with which he surrounds himself.

The artist currently resides in The Bronx NY and also maintains a studio in Ghana which serves as a sanctuary for visiting artists to interact with local residents, promoting multicultural dialogue through story circles and art workshops, a source of motivation for him in both his studio and teaching practice.

To learn more about TIjay and see some of his fabulous collages go to his website – https://artoftijay.com/home

About MALA

Muslim American Leadership Alliance (MALA) is dedicated to empowering Muslim Americans to thrive, pursue our own unique American dreams, and achieve recognition for our community’s dynamic contributions through art and culture to America.


February 23, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Prime Produce
424 West 54th StreetNew York, NY, 10019United States
New York, NY 10019 United States
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