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Color, Leaf, Kavir: Environmental Art Festival of Kerman unveiled the freshness of Kavir



According to visual arts’ reporter of ISNA, this festival was planned for the first to fourth of Aban; the secretary of the festival was Mohammad Amirzadeh Saljuqi.



The festival inaugurated in Vahdat Hall in Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, with speeches and discussions on the concept of environmental arts.



On the second day of the festival, the participants moved to the mountainsides of Kerman and began to install their art compositions. These were composed mainly from stones, colored leaves… in autumn. One hundred and thirty artists took part in this festival.



On the third day of the festival the artists gathered in Shahdad Kavir and presented their works in a Kavir background. This area is one of the most attractive outlooks of Kavir because of its statue-like walls called "clot”.



On this day 200 young artists and art teachers of Kerman Province joined the festival.


On the last day of the festival the art works were reviewed and discussed. The participants were mainly from Kerman province coming from various universities. The initiative was taken by the scientific association of the painting course of the Saba Arts and Architecture School of Shahid Bahonar University.



According to ISNA environmental art festivals are held during the last few years in various parts of the country. The Pardiss international center has created seven festivals. Last year’s festival took place in Hormozgan province.



Last year’s Semnan festival, held by the Islamic Guidance office of the province in Shahrud and snowman statues festival in Teharn’s Tochal and Shahr-e Kord last winter, or pebble statues festival in the north of the country, were other instances of a series of environmental art festivals held around the country.



Note: Original article published in Persian by ISNA.
Translated for by BMarz translators:


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