Sunday, July 20, 2014

'Moonlight' sale featured on Legacy Fine Art Gallery's blog

Found this photo on the blog of Legacy Fine Art Gallery in Hot Springs, which represents Hooshang.  This abstract, "Moonlight," sold to a couple in Hot Springs Village.  Click here for a link to the blog.

Crocker Art Museum picks Hooshang's flowers

A floral Hooshang painting was part of an exhibit and auction at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California.

The exhibit ran from May 22 through June 7, when the 36th annual Art Auction was held.

Hooshang's piece was "Picked from the Garden," a 24x30-inch acrylic on canvas.

Events June 7 featured the work of more than 100 artists in both live and silent auctions, followed by a gourmet dinner.

The first public art museum founded in the western United States, the Crocker Art Museum was established in 1885 and is now one of the leading art museums in California. It serves more than 250,000 people each year.

The Crocker is known for hosting one of the state's premier collections of Californian art, with works dating from the Gold Rush to the present day, a world-renowned collection of master drawings, European paintings, one of the largest and most comprehensive international ceramics collections in the country, and collections of Asian, African and oceanic art.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

'Springtime View' in Masur Musuem exhibit

Two of Hooshang's abstracts will be part of the Masur Museum of Art's fifth annual "Off the Wall" event.

This silent auction of art by local and national artists will be hosted by the Twin City Art Foundation from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014.

Hooshang's paintings are "Springtime View" (A and B), both 6x6-inch acrylic/mixed media on canvas.

In addition to the exhibit and auction, the evening will also include music by Rocket 88 of Oxford, Miss., and the popular Bon Voyage Trip Raffle. Proceeds from the fundraiser support exhibitions and educational programs at the Masur.

Tickets for admission are $50 per person, which includes one chance in the Bon Voyage Raffle. Extra chances are $50 each.

The Masur is located at 1400 S. Grand St. in Monroe, La. For additional information contact Evelyn Stewart at (318) 329-2237.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Hooshang wins People's Choice Award

During the area's recent Holiday Arts Tour - headquartered in Ruston - Hooshang won the People's Choice Award by a popular vote of tour visitors.

Click here to see the North Central Louisiana Arts Council's Facebook post concerning the award.  The photo below is featured in the post and shows The Frame-Up in downtown Ruston, where Hooshang's work was displayed during the event. 

Hooshang's abstracts in 3 exhibits, 2 states

A Louisiana gallery and a Montana museum are showing the abstract art of Ruston resident Hooshang Khorasani – coolspace in Shreveport and Yellowstone Arts Museum in Billings, Mont. His art was also recently exhibited at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art in Great Falls, Mont.

The coolspace exhibit is sponsored by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council and runs from Feb. 13 to March 22. "Critical Mass 2" will bring in three nationally renowned critics so that awards can be presented in visual, literary and performing arts.

It follows the "Impromptu" show three years ago when the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts visited Shreveport to announce a major grant award. During that event the critic met with area artists, who urged that a system of formal critiques be put into place to advance professionalism in the region's arts. As a result, SRAC submitted a successful grant to the NEA to produce a two-year Critics’ Series, which "Critical Mass 2" culminates.

Hooshang's entry into the show is a 36x36-inch acrylic-mixed media painting, "Color Storm Journey."

The Yellowstone museum's 46th Art Exhibit and Auction is running from Jan. 23 through March 1 and features a set of three 20x20-inch paintings by Hooshang, "Lakeside Sunset." A live and silent auction will be held the final day of the show. Artwork ranges 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.

Another set of Hooshang's abstracts, two 12x12-inch paintings titled "Subtle Harmony," was part of the 17th annual Art Exhibition and Auction at Paris Gibson Square Museum. The show, titled "Style, Form and Color," opened Dec. 28. The auction date was Feb. 1.

Info concerning photographs at top of story:  Currently on exhibit are "Color Storm Journey" at coolspace (middle photo) and "Lakeside Sunset" at Yellowstone Arts Museum (bottom photo).  The abstract set "Subtle Harmony" was recently shown at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art (top photo).