Art fair at Al-Noor School

Islamic school’s motto: We love to see you tile

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Proud students unveiled their art at an Islamic school in Greenwood Heights last Tuesday.

The fifth annual Al-Noor School art fair kicked off on Tuesday and ran all week. The event was more than just show-and-tell thanks to a hefty prize purse that will offer $200 to three winners, one each from the elementary, middle, and high-school divisions of the school.

The young artists churned out about 200 mosaics in the month before the art fair, depicting scenes of nature, superheroes, and more. An art teacher at the school said she wanted the give the kids a crash course in every aspect of mosaic making and they took to the medium quickly.

“I have one parent telling me they are going to be doing this at home during the summer,” Rehab Molokhin said. “They are going to be doing for the backyard, inside the home, doing gifts for friends.”

Second-place winners will take home $150 and third-placers will pocket $100.

Al-Noor School was founded as a coed charter school in 1995, and provides an education based in Muslim culture to students from prekindergarten through 12th grade.

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at or by calling (718) 260-4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

The Chooch from The Age of Reason says:
The students from this school made callous remarks only days after 9/11. Yes, Islamic so-called "education" is a problem.
June 10, 2014, 11:25 am
Lars from Greenwood Slope says:
The Chooch is right about the remarks, but these kids weren't even born then.
June 10, 2014, 9 pm
The Chooch from The Age of Reason says:
Indeed, and those 9/11 remarks by students at Al-Noor will cast a shadow on students not yet born. And that's a shame.
June 10, 2014, 11:20 pm
The Chooch from The Age of Reason says:
Al-Noor will forever be a scutch of the sleeve of Brooklyn. They can whistle dixie all they like to the arts and crafts movement.
June 10, 2014, 11:37 pm
Anon from Park Slope says:
As a junior at Al Noor it's extremely disheartening to hear that. I'm sorry my predecessors were so insensitive. However, our school has evolved since an entire thirteen years ago, and it's rather unfair to judge the current school and students on what people who have long graduated said. Our school has academically advanced much more, offering more APs than many public schools. Our students are aiming higher and becoming more sensible at a young age. I'm sorry for what they said. But our school is different now. Different students, different principal, different culture.
June 16, 2014, 7:40 pm
Nancy from Gerritsen says:
How many childen make insensitive remarks. Possibly for accuracy the should be quoted and reported. Is this a witch hunt using children? Set up hot line investigate the reports. Do it right.
Dec. 22, 2015, 10:37 am

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