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MFA Candidate Maryam Rezaei Selected for ‘Rising Eyes of Texas’


Rising Eyes of Texas brings together emerging student artists from across Texas. 36 artists from 19 Texas colleges and universities will be on display. Every year Rockport Center for the Arts hosts a statewide juried exhibition for undergraduate and graduate students emerging in the visual arts. Prizewinners are awarded to the top three artworks and selected by an invited juror.

Maryam Rezaei is an international student in her second year in the Visual Commutations MFA program at University of Texas at Arlington. Her piece, entitled "Bitter Dance" expresses some limitations for Muslim women in different countries around the world. In this piece the woman's dance has been removed of all happiness, and she is covered completely, not by her own choice.