Grand Opening Invitation

Grand Opening Invitation  

(Six Weeks of Iranian Art)

September 21 – November 2

Reception 6:30- 9 PM, Friday, September 21

382 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON ,  M5A 1T1,Canada


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

AS a Fall Curator of Queen Gallery, I would like to invite you for the Grand opening of“Six weeks of Iranian Art” Festival,

First two exhibitions “Burst In The Fog” ,and “Backdrop To The Future”  Openings will be held on September 21, 2012, from 6:30 pm to 9pm. We will also be presenting a short documentary about the artists alongside the live music, and artists talk.

Burst In The Fog (Set 21 – Oct 17)

This exhibit features the newest creations of the festival’s five founding artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, photography and graphic design. Pooyan Tabatabaei an international recognized  photojournalist, alongside Mahmoud Meraji, master of  painting, Ali Kamran international recognized Graphic Designer,  Mohsen Vasiri Moghadam- The father of the Iranian Modern Art and master of painting and sculpture, and finally Mehrad Meraji the youngest and most talented Painter of the group will showcase their imagination through different elements.

Six Weeks Of Iranian Art

Backdrop to the future (Sept 21 – Oct 3)

This exhibition showcases the work of Iranian masters of visual art who have influenced contemporary Iranian and international art and inspired and nurtured generations of younger artists. Among the masters exhibited will be the works of Mohsen Vaziri Moghadam, the father of Iranian modern art,  Ghobad Shiva, Master of Graphic Design amongst Hamid Jebeli, Master of Photography and Edman Aivazian, Master of Painting.



The opening will be held on Friday, September 21, 2012, from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. we will have a short documentary about the artists as well as The Photo booth; an innovative and creative approach for the portraits, presented by Marcel Gerou.


General Information

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’ festival is the cultural focal point for the 350,000 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 Art captures 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 Araz Salek  band 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, screen-play 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.


Looking forward to see you there.


Pooyan Tabatabaei
Six Weeks Of Iranian Art
Phone: +1 (416) 731 – 7797
Fax   :  +1 (416) 955-0732


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