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'Isfahan' at Syra Arts Sept. 22- Oct. 6

September 15, 2016

SYRA Arts presents Isfahan, the first collaboration between Iranian artists Rashin Kheiriyeh and Sina Nayeri - a collection of paintings that provide a window into the world of Persian art and literature. The exhibit will be on view from September 22nd - October 6th and there will be an Opening Reception to meet the artists on September 22nd, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  

 

Inspired by traditional Persian art techniques and poems by Rumi, Rashin and Sina bring together woodblock printing techniques with hand-lettering from their Iranian heritage and incorporate Western abstraction.This exhibition of paintings brings the perspective of the traditional artworks from Isfahan, a beautiful city in Iran. Isfahan is known worldwide for talented artisans who specialize in textiles, carpets, woodwork, painting, and inlay pieces. It is home to breathtaking Persian–Islamic architecture and paintings. There’s a Persian proverb that says"Isfahan nesf-e jahan” or “Isfahan is half the world.”

 

Rashin Kheiriyeh is internationally recognized for her award-winning children’s books. She’s an artist who is making waves with her paintings and animation, illustration and graphic design. Her works reveal a quirky, edgy aesthetic and deeply original style.

 

Sina Nayeri is a painter, graphic designer, animator and calligrapher. His unique focus and proficiency in Persian calligraphy and woodblock printing introduces Farsi letters and traditional patterns from Isfahan art into different mediums including paintings and animation. 

 

SYRA Arts has been promoting contemporary Middle Eastern art and artists in the United States since 2011. The gallery, which represents some of the Middle East’s leading contemporary painters, sculptors, and jewelry designers, gives a glimpse of the depth and diversity of contemporary art in the region through showcasing work by artists of different generations in a range of artistic mediums.

 

SYRA Arts is located at 1054 31st Street in Georgetown


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Georgetown Ministry Center Introduces Giving Club

August 22, 2016

Georgetown Ministry Center is doing more than it ever has for the people they serve. To meet rising costs, they are introducing a new way for you to provide consistent support. By joining a Georgetown Ministry Center giving club, you can provide essential services each month for people experiencing homelessness. 

 

Every dollar makes a difference. Please review the details below and consider joining a GMC giving club today!

 

Coffee Club

$10/month provides two weeks worth of hot coffee each year. After time in the cold or a poor night's sleep, guests flock to the Center for a hot cup of coffee and a place to belong.

 

Cleaning Crew

$25/month provides 35 showers and 15 loads of laundry each year for guests who otherwise face obstacles practicing good hygiene while living on the street.

 

Wellness Warriors

$50/month provides 10 GMC guests with access to our two psychiatrists and general practitioner each year. This helps them address the underlying issues that may cause their homelessness.

 

Homeward Heroes

$100/month provides 20 GMC guests the opportunity to receive essential case management services each year that ultimately lead to stability, income and housing. 

 

To sign up for a monthly club, visit their Donate page. If you have any questions, please direct them to Sarah Hartley at sarah@gmcgt.org or 202.338.8301 x3. 

 


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DC Restaurant Week Aug. 15-21

August 11, 2016

As they do twice a year, Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington sponsors a celebration of the region's diverse and delectable array of dining venues with specials for lunch and dinner.

Enjoy 3-course lunches for $22 and 3-course dinners for $35.

Check out Georgetown restaurants here participating in Restaurant Week from August 15-21, 2016.


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