May 1 -May 30, 2010
Saturday 12-6 pm, Sunday 12-5 pm
Tuesday – Friday 11am–6pm
May 2nd, 2010, 2-6 pm
A Group Photography Exhibit By:
Radio Navay Iran
The Cold Season by Persian poet Forough Farrokhzad.
Let us believe in the beginning of the cold season.
It is me,
a lonely woman
at the doors of a cold season,
and discovery of the soiled soul of this Earth,
the sad despair of this Sky,
and the inability of my frozen hands.
Time passed and clock struk four times.
Today is the 21st of December
I know secrets of seasons
And I understand words of instants.
The redeemer is buried,
and the soil, this welcoming soil
is pointing to the salvation.
and clock struk four times.
Wind is blowing outside,
Wind is blowing outside,
And I am thinking about flowers mating;
and about blossoms on their frail, pale stems,
and about this ailing, drained instant.
A man is passing by the soaked trees,
And his blue veins' strings,
raise over his gorge,
like lifeless snakes.
And those stabbed words
are circulating in his ravaged mind:
“I greet you.”
And I am just thinking about flowers mating...
At the doors of a cold season,
in the mourning of mirrors,
with the entirety of this fading remembrance,
And in this loaded dusk by the consciousness of silence,
how could I ask him to stop?
Ask this man who goes
How could I tell him that he is not alive,
that he was never alive.
Wind is blowing outside
And all lonely crows of isolation
are flowing in the aged garden of boredom.
Oh, the ladder has such a short height!
They took the whole innocence of a heart,
to the castle of Captive Mermaid
and now, how someone would dance?
And would pour her childhood locks in happy waters?
Nobody will walk on the forbidden fruit.
- CONTACT 2010
- Photo by Lida Shanehchiyan
- Photo by Kamelia Pezeshki
- By Lida Shanechiyan
- Lida Shanechiyan
Graduated from York University Master of Design program in 2009, Lida is a graphic designer who has picked up a variety of practical, and hands-on experience in the world of visual communication.
Over the last decade, she has had multidisciplinary approach to design from advertising and conceptual design to creative strategy and research development.
In the last two years she has worked as a graphic artist at the centre for Learning Technologies at Ryerson University, a teaching assistant at the York University department of Fine Arts, as well as a freelance designer.
Her interests lie in such areas as disintegrating the boundaries of the traditional design domain, applying user-centered approaches and design thinking toward complex human problems.
- Bob Carnie
Co-owner of Elevator and Dylan Ellis Gallery
- Paul Sanderson, Lawyer
Paul has practiced entertainment and arts law exclusively, in private practice, since being called to the Ontario bar in 1983. He is currently a sole practioner with the firm Sanderson Entertainment Law, which is located in the heart of the entertainment district in Toronto, Canada.
His expertise includes drafting, negotiating and advising clients concerning specialized contracts in the music industry and visual arts fields.
He is the author of the ground-breaking legal texts “Musicians and the Law in Canada” (Carswell Legal Publication), now in its third edition and Artists Contracts for Visual and Media Artists (CARFAC Ontario) now in its 2nd edition.
He is also a frequent lecturer and is currently an instructor at Metalworks Institute of Sound and Music Production.
- Aida Ahadiany
Born in 1978, Tehran - Iran. Living in Toronto - Canada.
Graduated from IKIU in Material Engineering in 1999. Started writing and taking writing and Litretury school in 1998 by working with Shahriar Mandanipour, Mohammad Charmishir and Reza Seyed-Hosseini. Moved to Canada five years ago. Started publishing her short stories and translation in iranian.com, Davat, Toronto Shahrvand Magazin and her own blog "Piaderou". Shahr-e Barik (Narrow City – Afra publishing, spring 2009) is her first book, A Collection of 18 short stories and Touka Neyestani's , Iranian well know cartoonist , illustrations.
- Sina Salimi
Was born in 1981 in Tehran. He started playing the Santur at the age of 10. His family migrated to Canada when he was 15. Living in a multicultural city like Toronto brought the opportunity for him to work with musicians from different backgrounds and inspired him to dwell into other realms of music.. He has had numerous solo performances in Toronto and has also performed with other bands during the last few years; one of which was the Winter Nowruz that was broadcasted live from CBC radio.