List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2007-06-23

    Experience the Divine Energy

    Bay Area - San Francisco Saturday - June 23, 2007     09:30 AM

    Sufi Master Shah Nazar Seyed Ali Kianfar, Ph.D. will lead a day of Experiencing the Divine Energy and Love, Meadowlands Hall, Dominican University, San Rafael, Jun. 23, 9:30 am to 3 pm. Fee: $65 or $50 for students & seniors. Call 415-382-7834 for information and registration.>

    Persian Visions exhibit public opening at Pacific Asia Museum

    Los Angeles Saturday - June 23, 2007     10:00 AM

    Event Persian Visions exhibit public opening at Pacific Asia Museum
    Date 6/23/07 - Friday
    Time 10am - 6pm
    Location 46 N. Los Robles Ave.
    Pasadena, CA 91101

    Contact Jennifer Caballero
    626-449-2742 ext 12

    Description 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.

    Age Family (all ages)

    Attire Casual
    Tips Watch the website at Pacific Asia Museum for announcements about a photography contest about the Iranian-American experience in Southern California.

    Notes This touring exhibition is the first survey of contemporary Iranian photography to be seen in the United States. It provides a revealing view of Iranian life and experiences with more than sixty works by renowned Iranian photographers. Subjects include the intimate – such as family life and celebrations – and public life. 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.
    Sponsor Pacific Asia Museum
    Cost $7 general, $5 student/seniors, free to children under 11

    Book Reading & Signing: "The Blood of Flowers"

    Los Angeles Saturday - June 23, 2007     02:30 PM

    Saturday, June 23

    2:30 PM

    Reading & Signing, Authors on Asia Series


    46 N. Los Robles Ave.

    Pasadena, CA 91101

    (Coincides with the opening of Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran.)

    Nazanin Borders Tour

    Atlanta Saturday - June 23, 2007     07:00 PM

    06/23/2007 07:00 PM - Borders Books and Music

    637 Peachtree Rd, NE, Atlanta, Georgia

    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.>
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