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Novus Conceptum

Celebration of Calligraphy paintings will be shown in  Bellaire,Texas  in a group show from April 2nd  to September 30th 2016 “Novus Conceptum” is a new Contemporary Art show, April 9th 2016 through September 30, 2016.  It presents 25 international and national artists, emerging to advance career, whose skills & style reflect the major art movements such as abstract expressionism, surrealism, [...]

By |March 24th, 2016|Exhibits & Presentations|Comments Off on Novus Conceptum

Crossing to Safety

26 March at 17:00– 19:00 in PDT Panelists: Emmanuel Montoya, Art Hazelwood, Sharon Siskin, Rene Yanez Moderators: Pamela Blotner and Elizabeth Addison Following the opening reception for "Crossing to Safety," the curators, Pamela Blotner and Elizabeth Addison, have coordinated an artist panel to further discuss activism through the arts. Read More at http://abramsclaghorn.com/?page_id=1594

By |March 24th, 2016|Exhibits & Presentations|Comments Off on Crossing to Safety

So That You Know Each Other Video

So That You Know Each Other Intercultural Reflections on Art, Beauty, and Islam This program, presented on December 6, 2015, explored historic and contemporary approaches to Islamic art, from perspectives both within and outside of Islam. The guiding concept of the program was interculturality. When people from two different cultures first meet, they cannot [...]

By |February 16th, 2016|Blog, Current News|Comments Off on So That You Know Each Other Video

Peninsula Museum of Art Exhibition

Cultural commentary in color, words and form characterize the solo exhibition of Salma Arastu at Peninsula Museum of Art. The exhibition opens on Sunday January 17 and continues through April 10. The reception will be held on opening day from 2 to 4 pm.

By |January 17th, 2016|Current News, History of Exhibitions|Comments Off on Peninsula Museum of Art Exhibition

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