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Exhibition by the Assyrian artist Hannibal Alkhas

 

MJC Art Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition:
Hannibal Alkhas and the party

January 20 thru February 17, 2006
Opening Reception January 20, 5-7 pm

Participating artists:
Hannibal Alkhas
Anna Gabriel
Farkhondeh Marashi
Jamileh Vafakish
Samira Darya
Naser Mohamadi,
A.R. Rahimi
Mahtab Nematolahi

About the artists: Prominent Iranian Assyrian artist, who celebrated the 60th anniversary of his career as painter in 2005, is well recognized for his numerous large murals. In his prolific career as artist, art critic, poet and professor of art,
Mr. Alkhas has extensively exhibited throughout Iran and around the world. He has over ten large public murals, has illustrated for over hundreds of books and magazines, written and translated many poems, and his collaborative book project, writing poems to children's illustration, is included in all libraries in Iran. Mr. Alkhas has also taught art in a number of universities and colleges including the prestigious Tehran University's College of Fine Art.

Accompanying his art in this exhibition is his selection of the works by younger generation of artists who studied with him in the past. Currently, these selected artists are regarded as Iran's accomplished and mature contemporary painters and are widely exhibited and collected artists.

Programming:

Saturday January 28, 2-6 pm
Gallery Talk by Hannibal Alkhas (Assyrian, Farsi and English)
Artist will engage in collaborative paintings with gallery visitors.
Saturday Feb 4, 2-6 pm
Artist will continue to engage in collaborative paintings with gallery visitors.
Reading selected poems by 14th century Iranian Mystic Poet, Hafez (Farsi)

Haleh Niazmand
Director of Art Gallery
Modesto Junior College
435 College Avenue
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 575 6819

For the biography of Hannibals and examples of his art see:

Hannibal Alkhas

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