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Young foreign artists to gather at Iranian festival

Source: Tehran Times

Thirty-eight foreign artists from over 20 countries have been invited to the 19th International Visual Arts Festival for Youth, which will open in the northern Iranian city of Gorgan on September 4.

An Iranian artist creates a painting at the 17th International Visual Arts Festival for Youth in Gorgan on July 13, 2010. (Mehr/Abutaleb Nadri)

The artists aged from 16 to 25 are coming from Tajikistan, Kuwait, Zimbabwe, Italy, Kenya, Armenia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Austria and several more, director of Golestan Department of Culture and Islamic Guidance Gholamreza Montazeri announced during a press conference on Monday.

In addition, a total of 320 young artists from different Iranian provinces are also expected to attend the event, he said.

The festival features sections for drawing, painting, calligraphy, miniature, sculpture, cartoons, photography and illustration.

Several workshops and street paintings are also scheduled during the program.

Karim Nasr, Morteza Zahedi and Mohammad-Ali Bani-Asadi will be judging the artworks in the illustration category, and the graphic designs will be judged by Bahram Kalhornia, Hossein Noruzi and Mehdi Rahimi.

Jury members of other sections are yet to be announced.

Several programs have also been arranged on the side-section of the festival.

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