Canadian gallery to hold “Six Weeks of Iranian Art”

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TEHRAN,Aug.12(MNA) -- Works by a number of Iranian artists in various media will be put on display during the Six Weeks of Iranian Art festival, which will open at Toronto’s Queen Gallery on September 21.

“From visual arts to captivating theatre, music and film, this 6 week festival aims to cast the spotlight on Iranian art and Iranian-Canadian artists, while embracing Canada’s rich multicultural community,” the gallery has announced on its website.

Works of graphic designer Qobad Shiva, painters Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam and Edman Aivazian, actor and photographer Hamid Jebeli will go on display during the event.

Over 680 artworks by 170 artists have been submitted to the festival, which will be held with the theme of “Art of the Minute, Minute of the Art”.

The festival program includes four visual arts exhibitions, four musical performances, and screenings of a selection of the best Iranian short films and documentaries.