Friday, November 18, 2011

Hooshang Studio is site on Holiday Arts Tour - Friday, Saturday and Sunday

We're part of the Holiday Arts Tour again this year and invite you to drop by Hooshang Studio from 4-8 p.m. today (Friday, Nov. 18, 2011), tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 19) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m or on Sunday (Nov. 20), also from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

We'll have hot tea, cookies and candy -- and lots of paintings -- waiting for you! Styles include floral, equine, abstract, still life and landscape. There are both prints (in three sizes) and originals in sizes ranging from 6x6 inches to 48x60 inches.

Hope you are having a great pre-Thanksgiving week!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hooshang's work part of artspace "Presents"

A variety of Hooshang's work will be part of "Presents" at artspace in Shreveport. The Opening Party is 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, and the show will continue through Jan. 7.
artspace is affiliated with the Shreveport Regional Arts Council and located in downtown Shreveport on Texas Street. For the opening night only, there's a $10 admission fee; admission to artspace during regular hours is free – Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 6 p.m.

Let the Wrapping Begin!

"Presents" is a shopping exhibition featuring the unique artworks of 17 area artists. Be the first to shop and the first to buy! For one night only there's a 10% discount for purchases made at the Opening Party, with FREE gift wrapping. You can also enjoy holiday music performed by Mr. Christopher and AJ Haynes … and nibble on holiday goodies.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hooshang's work shown in Mass., Fla., Ruston

Here is the text from the article above that was printed in the Ruston Daily Leader:

Ruston artist Hooshang Khorasani is continuing his busy year of exhibitions with gallery and museum events in Florida and Massachusetts approaching, as well as the local Holiday Arts Tour in Ruston.

A three-painting set of 6x6-inch abstracts will be featured Oct. 7-15 in Tallahassee's 621 Gallery, and two 36x36-inch abstracts will be in Attleboro (Mass.) Arts Museum from Oct. 14 to Nov. 5. The Ruston Arts Tour is scheduled for Nov. 18-20.

Gallery 621 will hold its 17th Annual Art Auction on Oct. 15 with Hooshang's "Fall Series" as one of the items. The preview party and Silent Auction will run from 5:30-7 p.m. with the live auction beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Silent Auction starts Oct. 7. The gallery is celebrating is 30th anniversary this year and is committed to bringing contemporary art, artists, ideas and programs to the Tallahassee area as well as the North Florida and South Georgia regions.

The Attleboro event will begin Oct. 14 with a Spotlight Exhibition that kicks off with an opening reception from 6-7:30 p.m. The live portion of the 20th Benefit Art Auction will follow on Nov. 5 with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. For online auction bidding, visit Hooshang's paintings are titled "Color Storm XXII" and "Color Storm Symphony III."

Ruston's 2011 Holiday Arts Tour will begin Friday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. with an Art Crawl through downtown Ruston and some of the surrounding artist studios, including Hooshang Studio at 1001 Cedar Creek Road. Hooshang Studio and other sites will also be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 19-20.

"This is a wonderful time for everyone to drop by my studio to see the artwork up close and personal," Hooshang said. "Plus, it will give all the tour participants and the artists a chance to interact with each other."

In addition to original abstracts, Hooshang offers several other genres, including limited-edition prints, florals, figuratives, running horses, landscapes and still lifes.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hooshang's equine work to be shown in Minnesota

Hooshang's painting "Horse Power" will be part of the fifth annual "Horizontal Grandeur" exhibition at the Stevens County Historical Museum in Morris, Minn.

The opening reception is set for 6:30 p.m. July 8, with the show running through Oct. 28. In keeping with the theme, the juried show was open to artists in states or provinces that have a prairie, and the artwork must have a prairie-related premise. "Horizontal Grandeur" is an essay by the late poet, essayist and musician Bill Holm.

"People don't often associate the word 'prairie' with Louisiana," Hooshang said, "but the Coastal Prairie is located along the western Gulf coast of the United States in southwest Louisiana and
southeast Texas, just inland from the coastal marsh. It's a tallgrass prairie similar in a lot of ways to the tallgrass prairie of America's Midwest. Only about 1 percent of the Coastal Prairie that existed in pre-settlement days remains."

Hooshang's 36x48-inch acrylic painting depicts a running horse, part of his series of equine works.

The Web site explains the history of the horse and shows a part of its influence on the prairie:

"Exploration and settlement of the vast North American continent would have been much more difficult, if not impossible, without horses. Although oxen pulled the pioneers' wagons west into the prairies, they are slower than horses and are not as useful. Without horses, for example, there would have been no Pony Express to deliver the mail, no cowboys to round up cattle and no stagecoaches to carry people from town to town. The horse pulled the farmer's plough, carried the cavalry soldier in battle and brought the doctor his patients."

The Stevens Historical Society began in 1922, with its beginnings traced back to the Old Settlers Association, founded in 1876. The society has worked to collect, preserve and offer educational exhibits and programming that interpret its large collection of artwork, textiles and artifacts from those who lived on the glacially formed tallgrass Minnesota prairie.

An extensive restoration and addition to the historic 1905 Carnegie Library building included an extensive open gallery area specifically designed for exhibition purposes. Local history, regional and national exhibits and programming attract thousands of visitors each year. Hours are weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information call (320) 589-1719.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Images of Hooshang's Rockport, Texas, show on Facebook

To see images of Hooshang Khorasani's show "Color Storm" at the Rockport (Texas) Center for the Arts, click on this link to his Facebook album. The exhibit ran from Jan. 26 through Feb. 26, 2011.

Meanwhile, perhaps the photo above will whet your appetite.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hooshang's 'Color Storm Symphony' in Shreveport's 'Improptu' show

"Color Storm Symphony" by Hooshang is part of the "Impromptu" exhibit through April 23 at artspace, a gallery sponsored by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. This exhibition showcases area artists in connection with a visit by the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

"Impromptu" opened March 10 with a 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. reception. The exhibit gathered original works of more than 200 Northwest Louisiana artists. It's located in the upstairs "coolspace" gallery.

One person who viewed the show said, "Like a 17th-century art salon, the works on display are packed tight, floor-to-ceiling. It's a phenomenal exhibit for anyone wishing to get more familiar with our region's working artists."

Here are the details.

What: "Impromptu," a showcase of more than 200 visual and performing artists from Northwest Louisiana.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, noon to 5:30 Saturday, through April 23. Artspace, 710 Texas St., Shreveport.
Admission: free.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

2 of Hooshang's works in 'Off the Wall' at Masur Museum

A set of two paintings by Hooshang will be part of the exhibit in connection with the Masur Musem of Art's "Off-The-Wall" silent auction. The show will be displayed in the Monroe, La., museum's Lower River Gallery. Hooshang's entries are "Sunrise" and "Sunset," mixed media on canvas, 12x12 inches each.

The exhibit began April 1; the auction will be held from 7-9 p.m. April 14.

Proceeds from the fundraiser support educational programs and exhibitions at the Masur Museum. As the largest visual arts museum in northeast Louisiana, the Masur Museum of Art is vital to providing diverse visual art experiences to the community of Northeast Louisiana. This is accomplished through temporary exhibitions, educational programs for all ages, and the management of a permanent collection.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hooshang's work shown in 2 exhibits in January, February

Hooshang's art will be part of two exhibitions in January and February – one at Yellowstone Arts Museum in Billings, Mont., and one at a two-person show in Rockport, Texas.

Khorasani's 36x36-inch mixed-media painting "The Road Not Taken #2" will be part of the 43rd Art Exhibit and Auction at the Yellowstone Arts Museum from Jan. 27 through March 5. A reception is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 27; the live and silent auction night will be March 5.

The event showcases an eclectic mix of styles that have come to characterize the culture of Montana. Artwork will range from cutting-edge contemporary to traditional landscape and Western. Museum officials say the auction is a premier showcase of art that draws collectors from across the country and features some of the region's most prominent artists.

Mary Maxon and Ellen Ornitz served as jurors. Maxon has been curator of exhibits and collections for the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, S.D., since 1998. Ornitz is a sculptor and has served as the visual arts director for the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture in Bozeman, Mont., since 1997.

The Texas show – "Color Storm" – will be at the Rockport Center for the Arts and will feature Khorasani's abstract, equine and floral works. Simultaneously showing at the center will be the ceramics of Houston artist Steve Maness.

This new series of work by Khorasani will run Jan. 26 through Feb. 26 with a reception planned from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 5.