Farhang Foundation announced in December that Nasrin Beyraghdar was the winner of its 2011 Nowruz Banner Contest. The contest had invited the public to submit original designs for Farhang Foundation's annual Nowruz (Iranian New Year) celebration at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). This year Nowruz at LACMA will be held on March 13, 2011.
It is with great delight that we unveil Nasrin Beyraghdar's design, which will be featured on Farhang Foundation's Nowruz light pole banners along the Wilshire Corridor, Westwood Boulevard, and other parts of Los Angeles, in anticipation of our 2011 Nowruz celebration.
Nasrin Beyraghdar is a graphic designer based in Southern California. In reference to her design, she states, "The tile design is a reproduction of the tiles in my parents' home in Tehran. The fish is based on a dream that I had, symbolizing emergence of awareness and renewal for all."
Look for these banners in the month of March and be sure to join us at LACMA on March 13thas we celebrate the approach of spring and the start of new year!
This FREE to the public program will include live musicians and dancers in traditional garbs; calligraphy and Shahnamehreadings for youth; a Haft Sīndisplay that is sure to delight all; our annual film festival awards ceremony; special live musical and theatrical performances by renowned artists; and much more. Look for an official announcement in the coming weeks!
About Farhang Foundation
Farhang Foundation is a non-religious, non-political and not-for-profit foundation established in 2008 to celebrate the art and culture of Iranian-Americans in its widest extent. The foundation supports academic activities in Southern California by funding university programs, publications and conferences. The foundation also supports cultural programs such as celebration of Nowruz and Mehregan, theater, dance performances, films screenings and poetry reading in Southern Californioa. Farhang Foundation, in cooperation with various cultural and academic institutions plans major programs and exhibitions about Iran and its culture. For more info visit: www.farhang.org.
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