List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2007-08-02

    Azerbaijan monthly poetry night

    Bay Area - South Bay Thursday - August 2, 2007     12:00 AM

    Azerbaijan monthly poetry night, first Thursday of each month.
    Azerbaijan Cultural Society in Northern CA.

    Iranian-American artist Ala Ebtekar

    Bay Area - East Bay Thursday - August 2, 2007     05:30 PM

    Gallery Paule Anglim is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by ALA EBTEKAR.

    Ala Ebtekar will show several new large scale mixed media paintings complemented by new graphite on paper drawings. Continuing to provide a fascinating intersection of past and present cultures, the artist blends styles of traditional Persian miniature painting with contemporary Pop culture and contemporary Iranian coffee-house style illustration.

    Ebtekar’s new paintings feature manuscript pages from prayer books and religious text the artist found in Tehran. The artist paints a colorful layer of figurative imagery in acrylic and ink floating in cloud-like patches over the traditional back and white Farsi script mounted on the stretched canvas.

    The Persian manuscripts used by Ebtekar contain texts in instruction and interpretation of prayer. Calligraphic commentary and interpretations are printed in borders and margins at different angles adding pattern while denoting changes of meaning over time.

    The artist reflects on this process:

    “…readers add their own commentary, interpretation, response, etc.....similar to a wall scrawled with graffiti, or an internet blog, the text continues to accumulate as it is passed from one reader to the next in the course of its existence….”

    Born in the United States to Iranian parents, Ala Ebtekar was raised in both Iran and the U.S. As a teenager he joined the K.O.S. (Kids of Survival), working with artist Tim Rollins

    in collaborative artworks with groups of urban youth. He received his B.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from Stanford in 2005. He recently exhibited in Dubai and completed a residency at the Cité des Arts in Paris.

    Other recent work by Ala Ebtekar is featured in the traveling exhibition One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, organized by the Asia Society. The exhibition will open at the Berkeley Art Museum in September 2007.

    Please visit the gallery’s website at>

    Anjoman: Cameron Alborzian on "The Real Pursuit of Happiness"

    Bay Area - South Bay Thursday - August 2, 2007     07:00 PM

    The Real Pursuit Of Happiness


    Cameron Alborzian

    Location: FAZ Restaurant, Grand Ballroom
    1108 N. Mathilda Ave., Sunnyvale, CA
    Ticket: $15 Non-Members, $10 Members and Students
    Information: 408-236-2188 or

    Speaker Bio: A very special Ayurvedic healer, Cameron Alborzian, is coming from across the ocean shores and dedicating his time to California clients during the month of August. He is offering personal Ayurvedic treatments and two retreats (Esalen and Harbin Hot Springs) via Spiritual Harmony, a local organization that specializes in coordinating spiritual retreats.

    Cameron Alborzian, former supermodel, turned his life around when he dived into the Yoga and Ayurvedic worlds of healing in India . His hearts intention and commitment to healing is making extraordinary differences in peoples lives, especially those who are faced with moderate to serious health concerns. People who have health challenges (diabetes, cancer, depression, heart, kidney, lung, anxiety, weight and control issues) are highly encouraged to attend, as well as people who want to make proactive and reactive life-shifts in their eating and living lifestyle. Cameron continues to be a legend in the celebrity world, but he is known for his down-to-earth nature, mind-body integrity and embodiment of the Ayurvedic spirit that is dedicated to helping people heal and balance from the inside-out.

    (Please note: If you are financially challenged, please consider making an offer you can afford. Cameron's intention is to help people heal and does not want financial limitations to discourage those who feel personally called to work with him. For all questions, contact Sima at or 408-829-7462.)

    Admission/Socializing: 7;00 PM:
    Thursday, Auguest 2nd, 2007, 7:30 PM

    This program is in English

    SIP General Meeting: 7:30 PM
    Ticket: $15 Non-Members, $10 Members and Students Appetizer, Persian Pastry, Tea/coffee are Provided Made possible by generous contributions from our Sponsors: Ben Absalom, Lawson and Associates Mortgage Planner, 408-626-1620 FAZ Restaurants, , 408-752-8000 LOCATION: FAZ Restaurant Ballroom, 1108 N. Mathilda Ave., Sunnyvale, CA Information: 408-236-2188 or

    SIP Presents: The REAL pursuit of happiness, Cameron Alborzian

    Bay Area - South Bay Thursday - August 2, 2007     07:00 PM

    SIP Presents,

    The REAL pursuit of happiness
    Presented by:
    Cameron Alborzian

    A Meditation, Ayurveda, and Yoga Therapist
    Thursday August 2nd
    Admission at 7:00 pm

    FAZ Restaurant, Grand Ballroom
    1108 North Mathilda Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
    Tel: (408) 752-8000,

    Tickets: $15 Non-Members, $10 Members and Students

    Seats are limited. For advance registration
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