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2002, 2017

New Year brings new opportunities and challenges

By |February 20th, 2017|Categories: Current News|Comments Off on New Year brings new opportunities and challenges

In my studio I am busy preparing for a presentation at Seattle university " Search for Meaning" fair as I have been invited  to be among the 50 authors/presenters at this year’s Search for Meaning Book Festival in Seattle, Washington on Saturday, [...]

1105, 2016

In search of eternal love

By |May 11th, 2016|Categories: Current News, Exhibits & Presentations|Comments Off on In search of eternal love

Salma Arastu & Naina Shastri presents In Search of Eternal Love - From Meera Bai to Rumi Vocal Music: Snigdha Venkataramani Farsi Recitation: Mahnaz Fashandi String Instrumental Music:  Abbas Amir A Presentation of Dance, Drama, Painting and Poetry!!! [...]

1602, 2016

So That You Know Each Other Video

By |February 16th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current News|Comments Off on 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 [...]

1701, 2016

Peninsula Museum of Art Exhibition

By |January 17th, 2016|Categories: Current News, History of Exhibitions|Comments Off on 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.

2511, 2015

Artist Salma Arastu creates abstract beauty from Islamic calligraphy

By |November 25th, 2015|Categories: Current News|Comments Off on 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 [...]

2511, 2015

MOCRA Programs and Events

By |November 25th, 2015|Categories: Current News|Comments Off on 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, [...]