Peyvand Iran News: Six Weeks of Iranian Art at Toronto’s Queen Gallery

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Six Weeks of Iranian Art at Toronto’s Queen Gallery
Source: Queen Gallery, Toronto, CanadaQueen Gallery is delighted to announce that the popular festival ‘Six Weeks of Iranian Art’ will come to Toronto for a second time this fall.

Starting on September 21st, 2012, for six weeks Toronto’s Queen Gallery will be host to an exciting and eclectic series of Iranian art exhibits, featuring the work of internationally renowned and award winning Iranian artists alongside that of emerging young talent from the ranks of the growing Iranian-Canadian community. From visual arts to captivating theatre, music and film, this 6 week festival aims to cast the spotlight on Iranian art and Iranian-Canadian artists, while embracing Canada’s rich multicultural community.

‘Six Weeks of Iranian Art’ is the cultural focal point for the 150,000 strong Iranian Canadian community and an invitation to all Canadians to come and be inspired, intrigued, and amazed by an innovating and thought provoking program that showcases the Iranian cultural heritage and celebrates its contribution to the richness of the Canadian cultural mosaic. The theme of the 2012 festival is ‘Art of the minute- Minute of the Art’ as a reflection on the creative process. The Minute of the Artcaptures the moment in the creative process that transforms an ordinary endeavour to a timeless work of art. The life-long journey of every artist to master that creative peak, is the ‘Art of the Minute’– the devotion and hard work that artists put into every minute of a life-long journey to master a craft. Six Weeks of Iranian Art will celebrate the journey of artists as well as showcasing masterpieces.

The festival program includes four visual arts exhibitions including the work of the renowned international art master Mohsen Vaziri, four musical performances including the popular Canadian rock band Soul Nidus and screening of a selection of the best Iranian short films and documentaries, including the work of Seifollah Samadian. The program also includes interactive workshops, screenplay readings, story-telling and networking events as well as a dusk-to-dawn continuous projection of short films and selected art works for the public.

A daily electronic bulletin, Eastern Breeze, will be issued from September 19th to November 2nd with in-depth coverage of the program, incisive art critique, cultural insight, a spot light on the artist of the day, bios, interview and more.

“Our aim is to promulgate the vibrant cultural and intellectual contribution of the growing Canadian-Iranian community and to preserve the Iranian cultural heritage,” says……


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