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Be an Art Lover and Support Iranian-American Artists!

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Aftab Committee is pleased to announce an open call for artists. Both emerging and established artists are welcome to apply with works in any medium that pertains to the Iranian-American community.

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A wannabe private investigator wins the Green Card lottery and moves to America to pursue his dream only to find himself embroiled in a conspiracy to start the next world war.

Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero: A Special Film Screening

Meet Maz Jobrani at the Aftab Committee and National Iranian American Council (NIAC) special film screening ofJimmy Vestvood Amerikan Hero! Stay after the film for a Q&A session with the star, moderated by friend and comedian Martin Amini

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Newsha Tavakolian, Untitled, from the series “Listen,”
2010; Pigment print, 39 3/8 x 47 1/4 in.; 
Courtesy of the
artist and East Wing Contemporary Gallery
Newsha Tavakolian, Untitled, from the series “Listen,” 2010; Pigment       print, 39 3/8 x 47 1/4 in.; Courtesy of the artist and East Wing Contemporary Gallery

"She Who Tells A Story": A New Photography Exhibition in D.C.

“As the first images, these defiant and imposing women in the “Listen” series encourage viewers to participate in a larger cultural discourse when looking at the rest of the exhibition. The collection is filled with interwoven narratives and personal stories about modern life in Iran and the Arab world, challenging the Western media’s dominant portrayal of Middle Eastern women as “marginalized.”

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JOIN OUR BOOK CLUB

Join us on May 1st, 2016 for Contemporary Iranian Art: From the Street to the Studio.  Aftab book club promises great food, drinks, a comfortable atmosphere and great discussion. For more information, click here!

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     Calligraphy from Safavid era. 

Calligraphy: The Safavid Empire and the Art of the Book

Read Leila Piran’s article on Calligraphy during the Safavid Era, apart of Aftab’s Safavid Art Series. 

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          “Nasseredin Shah” by Artemis Akchoti Shahbazi

Artemis Akchoti Shahbazi Translates Iranian History through an Artistic Lens

“My work’s highest aim is to be an eulogy to Iranian history and culture.”

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WHO IS NIKI ZARRABI?

“I’ve found that purpose is almost crucial in artwork. I know art can also be used for therapeutic reasons, but in the context of the work of an artist, I have found that ambition has proven to make for the most impactful and inspirational work. Otherwise the work becomes trivial.”

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“Waiting for the Rain” by Armaghan Mehrabian

IN CONVERSATION WITH ARMAGHAN MEHRABIAN

“Most of my ideas come from my daily life experiences. I consider them as a translation of my inner emotions and thoughts.”

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AFTAB ART GALLERY WITH ARTIST ASMA KHOSHMEHR

INTERVIEW ON DISPELLING STEREOTYPES THROUGH COMEDY WITH MARTIN AMINI

IRANIAN-AMERICAN IDENTITY AND COMMUNITY: A PANEL DISCUSSION