Iranian art on display at Capitol June 17-23

The culture and heritage of Iranian Americans is being celebrated this month in an exhibit at the state Capitol.
Senses Cultural — an organization dedicated to creating a more peaceful environment by fostering understanding through sharing arts and ideas across the globe — is hosting a series of Iranian cultural events in Sacramento in collaboration with the office of state Sen. Sam Blakeslee,
The festivities will begin with an exhibition highlighting Iranian artists and their work. It will be shown on the first floor of the state Capitol from June 17 through June 23, 2012. “HeART of Iran” will focus on interpretations of the meaning of peace and human rights for artists in the Iranian-American community.
“This project is designed to promote a greater understanding of Iranians and Iranian-Americans by using art and dialogue to promote humanity and an understanding of the Persian culture,” said Tata Monfared, president of the nonprofit Senses Cultural. “We hope to make this festival an annual event,” she added.
Outside Iran, the largest number of Iranians live in the United States, and many of those individuals call California home. For information, contact Tata Monfared tata@sensesmagazine.com or phone (916) 835-5666