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Artist Salma Arastu creates abstract beauty from Islamic calligraphy

We’ve never had such a diverse group of people visiting the museum, says the Rev. Terrence Dempsey. “It’s the first exhibition we’ve had where people have asked to buy the art.” Dempsey is the director of the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, on the campus of St. Louis University. MOCRA, in the words of its mission [...]

By |November 25th, 2015|Current News|Comments Off on Artist Salma Arastu creates abstract beauty from Islamic calligraphy

MOCRA Programs and Events

This program will explore historic and contemporary approaches to Islamic art, from perspectives both within and outside of Islam. The guiding concept of the program is interculturality. When people from two different cultures first meet, they cannot help but consider each other from within their own cultural frameworks and biases. Read the entire article from [...]

By |November 25th, 2015|Current News|Comments Off on MOCRA Programs and Events

Prayer for peace: Calligraphic artist Salma Arastu’s MOCRA works aim to build bridges between faiths

How does calligraphic artist Salma Arastu bring peace to her paintings? On Friday's "Cityscape," Arastu and Terry Dempsey, the director of Saint Louis University's Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, discussed her recent exhibition with host Steve Potter. Listen it here below: Your browser does not support this audio element. Read the entire article here: http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/prayer-peace-calligraphic-artist-salma-arastu-s-mocra-works-aim-build-bridges-between-faiths

By |November 21st, 2015|Current News|Comments Off on Prayer for peace: Calligraphic artist Salma Arastu’s MOCRA works aim to build bridges between faiths

Song of the Soul @ University of California Santa Barbara

Lyrical paintings of Salma Arastu | September 30 to December 11 @ Multicultural Center | University of California Santa Barbara | October 20th Opening | Phone Number: : (805) 893-8411 | http://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/

By |September 1st, 2015|Exhibits & Presentations|Comments Off on Song of the Soul @ University of California Santa Barbara

MOCRA Exhibitions

MOCRA's upcoming exhibition features the work of internationally exhibited artist Salma Arastu... September 13 - December 6, 2015 | Free public opening reception with the artist | Sunday, September 13 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

By |September 1st, 2015|Exhibits & Presentations|Comments Off on MOCRA Exhibitions

One Successful Female Entrepreneur’s Story

One Successful Female Entrepreneur’s Story in Girl in Paris Salma Arastu Berkeley artist with Expanstion of the universe painting Salma Arastu Berkeley artist with Expanstion of the universe painting Meet Salma Arastu, a successful female entrepreneur who overcame adversity, challenged the norm and followed her dream of being a businesswoman in the United States. It is a pleasure [...]

By |September 1st, 2015|Current News|Comments Off on One Successful Female Entrepreneur’s Story

Peter Selz visits Salma Arastu Studio

Very happy to share that well known art historian Peter Selz ( former Curator of MOMA New York and also founder of Berkeley Art Museum http://arthistory.berkeley.edu/person/1786359-peter-selz) Visited my studio last month..

By |July 14th, 2015|Current News|Comments Off on Peter Selz visits Salma Arastu Studio

Solo Exhibition by Salma Arastu

Salma Arastu Celebration of Calligraphy Solo Exhibition by Salma Arastu Curated by Preston Metcalf at Triton Art Museum August 16 - November 16, 2014 Reception: Friday, August 22, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95050 (408) 247-3754 www.tritonmuseum.org Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; [...]

By |December 20th, 2014|History of Exhibitions|Comments Off on Solo Exhibition by Salma Arastu

Lyrical Lines Of Art And Spirituality – Zilong Wang

Lyrical Lines Of Art And Spirituality --Zilong Wang, on May 25, 2014 Life, to her, is a series of blessings; She, in return, blesses life with her gifts of art. A woman, Hindu, Muslim, artist and mother -- her journey has been a lyrical, continuous line connecting faiths, art forms, and hearts; From [...]

By |December 3rd, 2014|Current News|Comments Off on Lyrical Lines Of Art And Spirituality – Zilong Wang

East Bay Community Foundation

Today, I am thrilled to share with you that East Bay Community Foundation has recently awarded me Individual Artist Matching Grant for the amount of $5,000 again this year to create a new painting series “Unity of Symbols and Sacred Words.” These new works will become an artistic endeavor to help audiences understand the common [...]

By |December 3rd, 2014|Current News|Comments Off on East Bay Community Foundation