Friday, March 30, 2012

Hooshang's work in 2 Ruston shows during April

Hooshang's art will be featured in two separate April shows at Art Innovations, a downtown Ruston gallery located at 112 W. Alabama Ave. Two of Hooshang's pieces will be part of an April Fool's Day show – "What Is Art?" – from 7-9 p.m. April 1. The attached image is a detail from "Days of Gray," a 48x60-inch mixed media on canvas that will be part of the one-night April Fool's show. Following that, from April 10-30, Hooshang will be featured in a solo exhibition that includes both his abstracts and florals. One portion of the solo show is called "Spring Color Storm" and the other, "Spring Flower Show." Regarding the floral segment, according to a flier for the show, this is "a celebration that causes all bouquets on canvas to be sold at 50% off regular price. These flowers last much longer, and you can enjoy them for many springs to come."

Hooshang's work in 3 exhibits in March

Four of Hooshang Khorasani's floral paintings were part of two exhibitions during March 2012 – one in Monroe and one in Massachusetts – and paintings from two other genres are being displayed in Wyoming.

"Bouquet of Flowers" and "Basket of Flowers," both 16x20 acrylics, were part of the Masur Museum's "Off the Wall" fundraiser, sponsored by the Twin City Art Foundation from 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 16. The event took place at the Masur Museum of Art, 1400 S. Grand St.

Proceeds from the fundraiser support exhibitions and educational programs at the Masur, the largest visual arts museum in northeast Louisiana. After the night's silent auction, the highest bidders got to take their purchases "off the wall."

Monroe native Kevin Gordon, who now lives in Nashville and was recently profiled in The New York Times, provided entertainment.

Two other Hooshang florals were part of the annual "Flower Show" from March 22-25 at the Attleboro (Mass.) Arts Museum.

This year's theme was "Garden America: Freedom of Expression."

His equine work "Horse Power" is being exhibited in the Western Spirit Art Show at the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Old West Museum from March 3 through April 15.

Last fall "Horse Power" was on display at the Horizontal Grandeur exhibition at Stevens County Historical Museum in Morris, Minn.

A special feature of Western Spirit's opening night was the Vandewark Miniature Art exhibit. Hooshang had an abstract work, "Wintry Afternoon," in that show.