List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2007-06-22

    New Exhibit "PERSIAN VISIONS: Contemporary Photography from Iran"

    California - Pasadena Friday - June 22, 2007     10:00 AM

    "Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran"

    to open at Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena

    First survey of contemporary Iranian photography to be presented in the United States

    PASADENA (June 18, 2007) Pacific Asia Museum has announced that on Friday, June 22, 2007, the museum will open "Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran," an exhibition that provides a rare, revealing view of Iranian life with more than 60 photographs by renowned Iranian photographers. Subjects include public life as well as the intimate -- such as family life and celebrations. This will be the only West Coast venue for this exhibition.

    The twenty artists in the exhibition are among Iran's most celebrated photographers, all of whom use the medium for cultural expression and self-exploration. Many of the artists are well known throughout Europe where they have extensively exhibited their works. Several of these artists have lived abroad and experienced western culture before returning to Iran to document their own culture. This perspective of life in Iran contradicts the way many foreign photographers use the medium: to represent Iran and its people as purely exotic.

    Iran has distinguished itself with the quality and international presence of its film and visual art. Now we can extend our appreciation of Iranian artists with the photographic work of Shokoufeh Alidousti, whose self-portraits and family photographs explore both cultural and female identity. Esmail Abbasi draws on Persian literature for his subject matter and adds contemporary side notes on present circumstances in Iran. And Shahriar Tavakoli focuses on his family history through a series of portraits capturing the mood of an Iranian family with all its subtleties.

    Persian Visions will travel to the University of Michigan Museum, the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, the Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka, and the Missoula Museum of Art. It has been exhibited at the Honolulu Academy of Art, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University, and the Art Gallery of the University of Maryland.

    Persian Visions was developed by Hamid Severi for the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran, and Gary Hallman of the Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C. This exhibition was made possible in part by the ILEX Foundation, University of Minnesota McKnight Arts and Humanities Endowment, and the Department of Art, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota.

    This groundbreaking exhibition will be on view Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. through September 9, 2007. The museum will offer programming related to Persian Visions, including a curator’s tour and live performances. For more information check or call (626) 449-2742. The exhibition is included with Pacific Asia Museum admission: $7 general, $5 students/seniors, and free to children ages 11 and younger.>

    Shahnameh Khani

    Bay Area - South Bay Friday - June 22, 2007     06:00 PM

    Ba doorood, our next meeting of Shahnameh khani will be held this Friday, June, 22nd , 2007.

    Time: Gathering begins at 6:00 PM and the meeting promptly at 6:30

    Place: Grace Adult center, 1197 E. Arques Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

    Nazanin Borders Tour

    Texas - Houston Friday - June 22, 2007     07:00 PM

    06/22/2007 07:00 PM - Borders Books and Music

    The Galleria - 5061 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas - free

    Nazanin will be touring select Borders stores across the USA in June and July. She will share her positive message of "Progressive Revolution" through speech and song. All are invited to see Nazanin speak out on the causes she holds dear and intimately perform tracks from her debut disc Someday.>

    Axis of Evil Comedy Tour

    Las Vegas Friday - June 22, 2007     08:00 PM

    Jun 22 - Las Vegas/Hard Rock Hotel 8pm - or 702-474-4000 or 888-977-6654

    White Nights: Celebrating the Lightests Night of the year with Alf and Alf & Aykut

    Bay Area - San Francisco Friday - June 22, 2007     08:30 PM this is one of the Biggest Parties for us this year.

    White Nights.....gone Bananas is Aykut and My Most fun we all DRESS in FULL ON WHITE to celebrate the Lightest day of the year....or Summer Solstice as we call it.

    Date: Friday, June 22

    Time: 8:30 to 2am

    Here is a Direct Linkt to secure tix in advance at a dscount and to make sure you get in and not have to wait in line:

    .....and we have one AMAZING Location for you this time....actually, it is a FIRST for us: The Elegant, Classy, Multi Level Regency Building on Van Ness at Sutter St. ...including the GRAND BALL Room as well as the Top Floor....with 10 DJ' red it correctly.....10 DJ's...and it is going to be a Rocking good time.

    You definitely want to secure your tix in advance for this party adn Get your Whites Ready, Ironed and Cleaned....or was that the wrong order ;-)>
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