Norouz 2012 Group Show

You are invited to join the Queen Gallery’s Norouz Celebration 1391

Saturday March 17th
* Daf by Hamasseh Daneshzad 4:45pm
* Storytelling by Naqal Ariel Balevi begins at 5:30 pm
* Santour by Marjan Mazaheri


Jahangir Agha, Master of the Tea House
A Story from the Time of Shah Abbas

Shah Abbas ( 1571-1629) is remembered as the greatest king of Persia during the Safavid Era; a golden age of poltical prominence as well as a flourishing in the visual and performing arts, architecture, philosophy and literature. A rich folklore has developed around the figure of Shah Abbas, the king forever curious about his subjects, who goes out among them( often in disguise) to discover day and day incidents which reflect universal aspects of the human condition. The story of Jahangir Agha, derives from this folklore, telling a story of loss, gain and the perennial importance of a perfect cup of tea!

* There is no entrance fee. However it would be great if you “Pay What You Can” (PWYC) suggesting 5$ per person, all of which goes to Ariel, the Naqal

Saal-e No Mobaarak

Featuring persian contemporary visual artist “Afshin Nikravesh

March 03- March 28, 2012
Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday 11:30 am–6:30 pm
Thursday 1:30-8:30 pm
Saturday 3:30-6:30 pm
all other times and Sunday & Monday by appointment only
Please call 416 361 6045

Opening reception:
Saturday March 03, 2012, 4:30-7:30 pm

Participating artists are:

Eva Lewarne, Dian Fine, Gohar Tarighi, Kamyl Bullaudy Rodríguez, Khosro Berahmandi, Mana Mojaver, Marjan Mazaheri, Maryam Hafizi, Maryam Hooshvar, Mostafa Novin, Amir Oveis Honarmand.

Norouz, meaning “New Day” in Persian, is the traditional celebration of the Iranian New Year. Celebrated in Iran, this festival, which marks the first day of Spring, has now spread to other parts of the world.

Queen Gallery is delighted to host our third annual exhibition in celebration of the Iranian New Year. This year we are bringing in a large collection of diverse artworks, including fine art, jewelry, and decorative Haft Sin items. This is the perfect opportunity to find unique and affordable gifts for your loved ones.

This festival encourages people to visit family and friends. Respecting this, Queen Gallery will be hosting weekly receptions during the display, both to promote our unique artists and to welcome all cultures into the space. These events will be announced throughout the month and will include special additions to the existing display.

This Norouz celebration, come and visit us! Meet old and new friends, check out the fantastic artwork, listen to the chords of Persian tradition, and celebrate the coming of Spring at Queen Gallery!