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7/2/03

COPIA celebrate Persian and Ancient Iranian culture all summer in Napa, California

Join us at COPIA (http://www.copia.org) as we explore and celebrate Persian and Ancient Iranian culture all summer. "Wit & Wine: A New Look at Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation," our exhibition on view through September 1, presents a delightful collection of vessels illustrating the 5,000-year ceramic tradition that flourished in ancient Iran until 100 BCE. In addition to this wonderful exhibition we are proud to host a number of related educational programs detailed below. Please invite your community, members and customers by forwarding this email.
 

 


"WIT & WINE: A NEW LOOK AT ANCIENT IRANIAN CERAMICS FROM THE ARTHUR M. SACKLER FOUNDATION"

Image May 23, 2003 - September 1, 2003

"Wit and Wine" is the first major exhibition of ancient Iranian ceramics in over a decade. The exhibition features forty five extraordinary pieces that illustrate the 5,000-year ceramic tradition that flourished in ancient, pre-Islamic Iran until 100 BCE. The beautiful, technically sophisticated, and often-amusing ceramics of ancient Iran demonstrate a rich yet little known tradition comparable to pre-Columbian, Chinese and Greek achievements

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NAJMIEH BATMANGLIJ AND THE PERSIAN PANTRY

Image While our "Wit & Wine" exhibition revisits the tradition of wine in ancient Iran, we will explore this region's current food and cultural traditions with COPIA's Viking Legacy Guest Najmieh Batmanglij. ALL PROGRAMS HAVE LIMITED SEATING:

THE PERSIAN PANTRY
Friday, July 11
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Included with your day pass
Najmieh enlightens us on the key ingredients in Persian cuisine. Learn how they're used in both traditional and contemporary dishes. This program includes a tasting of Rose Water Baklava. A book signing to follow.

NEW FOOD OF LIFE: ANCIENT PERSIAN AND MODERN IRANIAN COOKING
Saturday, July 12
1:00 - 2:30 pm
$35 (includes day pass)/$25 member
Join Najmieh for a demonstration and tasting of recipes from her cookbooks, "New Food of Life" and "A Taste of Persia." Enjoy these exotic delights with complementary wines. Book signing to follow.

Recipes that will be shared include Mokhalafat: Yogurt and Cucumber Spread with Rose Petals, Persian Cheese with Walnuts and Bread, Sun-dried Yogurt and Eggplant with Lavash. Also, Jeweled Rice with Khoresh-e Fesenjan (Pomegranate and Walnut Stew), Chicken Kabab and Saffron and Rose Water Ice Cream.

A PICTURE OF PERSIA
Sunday, July 13
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Included with day pass
Come with Najmieh on a fascinating photographic tour of Persian food and culture. She'll share favorite images and the stories behind them. Book signing to follow.

MORE INFO ON NAJMIEH BATMANGLIJ AND TICKETS TO THESE PROGRAMS


PERSIAN MUSIC: ENSEMBLE BARBAT

Image Saturday, July 12
12:00 pm & 2:00 pm (40 minutes)
Included with day pass

In celebration of our "Wit & Wine" exhibition, please join setar player and composer Kuroush Taghavi and vocalist Taghi Amjadi for an afternoon of exquisite Persian music. The sitar is a four-stringed, long-necked lute that is the preferred instrument of Sufi mystics. Celebrating the artistic and cultural life of Iran, the duet's music is improvisational and based on traditional Persian dastaghs or modes. Limited seating: first-come, first-serve.

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THE POETICS OF WINE: CLASSICAL PERSIAN VERSE AND WINE

Image Sunday, July 13
2:00 - 3:00 pm
$15 (plus day pass)/$12 member

For a thousand years before the arrival of Islam, much of the Middle East was a wine growing and imbibing culture. So it is no surprise to find that the great classical Persian language poets used wine as a poetic metaphor for beauty, love, passion and the search for meaning. Today we will read lyrical verses from the greats: Rumi, Hafiz, Attar and Omar Khayyam. Three wines will be served.

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