Sunday, January 18, 2015

Home décor field fancies Hooshang's artwork, ups number of his products

The work of Ruston artist Hooshang Khorasani is flourishing in the home décor market. Products offered by his latest publisher have surged from three landscapes on illuminated canvases to around 200 items ranging from towels and pillows to laptop sleeves and artistic slates.

Dianoche Designs – based in Colorado – began working with Hooshang in late 2012 with three of his landscape paintings on pieces of art that double as lights. Now, Dianoche has added Hooshang's abstract, equine, floral and digital work as well.

New products include sheets, duvet covers, blankets, placemats, cutting boards, bath rugs, shower curtains, and smartphone and tablet computer cases. Other items will be added in the future.

"Dianoche is transforming the view in home décor with very artistic, heart-warming, cheerful images for every corner of the house," Hooshang said. "Now, for example, when you open the door to get to the shower, you have an opportunity to see a nice landscape with a waterfall, a bright bouquet of flowers, an energetic galloping horse or a colorful abstract. Dianoche is making 'Home Sweet Home' comfier than ever. What's more, they're helping you to carry your art wherever you go."

Other benefits are also present. "If you're running low on wall space, now you can add artistic touches from real, contemporary paintings to many other areas of your home," Hooshang said. "And if you're looking for art-related pieces with a smaller price tag than the original art itself, this could be your answer – both for yourself and for those on your gift-giving list."

Dianoche ships worldwide. More information can be found at

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bank of Ruston tapped Hooshang for Holiday Art Exhibit

Note:  The bank extended the show with Hooshang's work through Jan. 30.

Hooshang again exhibits work at Taube Museum

The Taube Museum of Art in Minot, N.D., displayed three of Hooshang's works in its annual Festival of the Season, held in its Main Gallery from Nov. 28 through Dec. 24, 2014.

Hooshang exhibited three sets of 6x6-inch mixed media-acrylic paintings: "Lakeside Autumn" (left),"Rainbow Mist" and and "Harmony #2." 

This was the third association Hooshang has had with the Taube Museum. He also participated in the 2012 Festival of the Season, and two sets of his paintings were part of the fifth annual Small Works Exhibit & Auction, also in 2012.

Hooshang's work takes 'Passage' to Massachusetts

The Attleboro Arts Museum in Attleboro, Massachusetts is sponsoring its annual Members Show from Dec. 6 to Feb. 6 in the museum's Ottmar Gallery, and one of Hooshang's paintings is among those exhibited.

Hooshang's work is "Color Storm Passage," a 20x20-inch mixed media-acrylic painting.

Juror was Leah Niederstadt, assistant professor of museum studies and art history as well as the curator of the permanent collection at Wheaton College.

Hooshang's work part of 2 exhibits in Idaho museum

"Fiery Runner" is one of Hooshang's paintings included in shows at the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho.

Both the summer and winter Museum Artists exhibits at the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho have included paintings by Hooshang.

The Idaho Falls museum is showing or has shown "Pinto Horse," 36x36 inches, and "Fiery Runner," 30x40 inches - both acrylic on canvas. The summer exhibit ran June 24 through Aug. 9, 2014; the winter one is scheduled for Jan. 22 to April 4, 2015.

Hooshang is known for his bold, contemporary paintings of running horses as well as other genres such as abstracts and florals. A review from an exhibit at a Florida museum said, "These (equine) works are so strong that at a glance one can hear the panting breath and the pounding hoofs of these exotic creatures."

Overlooking the Snake River, the Eastern Idaho museum is home to five galleries, a children’s interactive art learning area, an art classroom/workshop area and an eclectic gift shop. The museum offers a full calendar of events for children and adults, including gallery walks, guest lectures and hands-on art workshops. 

"Pinto Horse" by Hooshang