“Namroud Flower by Paul Batou”
While we are busy here in Modesto planning “A Riot of Assyrian Arts”, the Los Angles Chapter of the Assyrian Aid Society of America has set “A Revolution of Assyrian Arts” this week which will reach its climax on May 8th, with a poetry night. We applaud the LA crew in particular Paul Batou a new rising star of Assyrian Arts.
Read the press release below for more information.
Mesopotamia in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA – On April 26, Art Share Los Angeles will open its gallery to Artists & Art of Mesopotamia in Los Angeles. Sponsored by the Assyrian Aid society of Los Angeles, Artists & Art of Mesopotamia in Los Angeles is a series of art work are mainly collected by the Assyrian Aid Society. The Assyrian Aid Society is a non-profit organization that promotes Humanitarian Aid, Education, Music , and Art here in the United State as well as in Iraq ,Iran and others countries. This series of works features Chaldo-Assyrian artists from Iraq and Iran, the collection demonstrates not only the shared histories and cultures of the region, but also these artists’ passion for “freedom, peace, and democracy”.
Artists include George Al-Bazi, Qais Al sindy, Hannibal Alkhas, Paul Batou, Sharokin Betgevargis, Ankido Chammo, Baris Badal Dawood, John Hajjar, Ishtar Issa, Ashley Malick, Hanna Malk, Odette Tomikeh, and Dilsun Uluca. Some of the works could be seen recently at Art Share’s bi-annual showcase in “East Meets West: It Takes A Village.”
An artist’s reception will be held May 6th at 6:00 PM; the exhibit will be shown until May 16th. The gallery is open for viewing weekdays from noon until 6:00 PM.
For more information, visit www.artsharela.org, or call 213.687.4278. The renovated warehouse space of Art Share is at 4th Place and Hewitt, with event proceeds benefiting free classes for teens, space for gallery shows, and low-income housing and a starting point for emerging artists.