Love Transforms Exhibition

Closing Reception

Tuesday Feb 14, 2012, 7:00-9:00 pm

Storyteller Ariel Balevi will be reading The Red Pavilion: a story from the Haft Paykar as a finale to Queen Gallery’s Love Transforms Exhibition. This will be held on Tuesday, February 14th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and will be accompanied by Persian music.

The Haft Paykar of Nizami Ganjavi (1141-1209) is one of the great romances of classical Persian literature. It tells the story of Bahram Gur, a king of Ancient Iran who marries seven princesses, each from a different realm. He builds for them a palace of seven pavilions, each with it own colour, each dedicated to one of the planets. Bahram Gur then engages in a journey through the seven pavilions where in each he hears from one of the princesses a story that teaches a lesson about love and about himself.

In the Red Pavilion, dedicated to the red planet Mars, the Princess of Russia tells Bahram Gur a story about a princess who refuses to relinquish her own destiny to anyone; and the untried prince to whom she teaches the language of courage and mutual respect.

Our opening was such an exciting triumph for both art lovers and artists that we decided to introduce more artworks and jewelry to the existing collection. So, come and celebrate Valentine’s Day by listening to the chords and love stories of Persian tradition and by supporting our romantic artists. We look forward to seeing you!

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