Sunday, November 23, 2008

Hooshang announces 3 Open Art Studio dates

Hooshang will begin a series of monthly Open Studio events starting Saturday, Dec. 13. The reason is two-fold:

• During the North Central Louisiana Arts Council Holiday Arts Tour, meeting and interacting with the public was so much fun that Hooshang is seeking to continue the open-house concept.
• If anyone missed the Arts Tour, Hooshang doesn't want them to miss out on the unique art available in his studio, especially during the holidays.

"Art is always a good purchase – and also a good present," he said. "As the saying goes, 'Art is food for the soul.'

"The earlier Arts Tour provided a time for people to purchase art not only for themselves, but also for others. This is just one more way that we are inviting the public into our home in order to do that."

At this time Hooshang is also planning an Open Studio for Jan. 17 and Feb. 7. These events will be either the first, second or third Saturday of the month, depending on how the calendar and holidays fall.

On Open Studio days, visitors can drop by any time between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Of course, Hooshang Studio – at 1001 Cedar Creek Road in Ruston – is also open by appointment throughout the year.

Both original art and prints are available. The prints range from $35 to $75 and originals from $150 to $3,500. A plethora of subjects are available: abstract, florals, landscapes, equine studies, female figures and still lifes. Hooshang works in acrylic and mixed media on canvas, paper and board.

And Hooshang's work comes with a guarantee: Buy art for Christmas, and your heart will grow three sizes … immediately!

For more information, call (318) 255-9368 or send an e-mail to You can also view Hooshang's other Web pages by clicking on the links in the right-hand column of this blog.

As a postscript to this posting, here are a couple of articles that the local media ran about our first Open Studio of this winter season. You can read them by clicking on the images.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hooshang Studio / Hooshang Khorasani part of 2008 Holiday Arts Tour

An article that highlighted the latest activities concerning Hooshang's artwork appeared this week in The Ruston Daily Leader. A big thanks to reporter Monica Crowe for a job well-done.

You can read the story by clicking on the image below.

The front-page article appeared as part of a series on the 2008 Holiday Arts Tour, an event sponsored annually by the North Central Louisiana Arts Council. Hooshang has participated in this tour since 1999.

Please mark Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15-16, as the dates that you can "tour" the area and see the work of more than 75 local artists in 25 locations. A new aspect this year is that if you get your passbook stamped by each participating artist, your name can be entered into a drawing for one of three original artworks donated by the tour artists.

Hooshang Studio is easy to find -- at 1001 Cedar Creek Road in Ruston. Look for the gray wooden house with lots of angles and a big red abstract sculpture in the front yard.