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Environmental arts festival hosted by Hormoz Island

TEHRAN, Jan.15 (ISNA)-Hormoz Island of Iran is to become the winter base for hosting Iran's upcoming international environmental arts festival.

The festival is to serve as an introduction to the main section of the festival that is to be hosted under the same title in late March.

The director of the festival, Ahmad Nadealian informed that the international Pardis center was responsible for the event and that also two Dutch artists were to travel to Iran to take part in the artistic display.

Nadealian asserted that the event concentrated on introducing the Persian Gulf as one of the most significant art focus of the region.

"The Hormoz Island benefits of numerous qualities, one of them being that there are varieties of colors and salt in its earth. Considering the fact that some portion of the soil and earth contributes to the food we eat, working with soil as an artistic raw material is a positive point, because in contrast to chemical paints and other additives it is very much healthier and would not result in skin allergies. Moreover the artists deploying such natural materials would not bring contamination upon nature and water sources," he commented.

He also further pointed out that Hormoz artists believed that "God himself has painted the Hormoz Island". In addition to aesthetic values, Hormoz Island soil is very valuable. The people of the island have a special dish named "Souragh" that encircles a kind of red soil named "Golak" and a particular type of fish as the ingredients.

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