افتتاحیه نمایشگاه بزرگ آرتپارس
Artpars Grand Opening
May 15th 2003
۲۰۰ Capilano Mall -۹۳۵ Marine Drive North Vancouver
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نمایشگاه گروهی چند فرهنگی آرتپارس درمحل جدید در کاپیلانو مال با شرکت ۲۶ هنرمند از سرتاسر ونکوور بزرک در ساعت ۶ بعد از ظهر روز پنجشنبه ۱۵ ماه مه افتتاح شد. ” سرآغاز”, عنوان این نمایشگاه و آغازگر برنامه, مراسم بیاد ماندنی نقاشی پرتره از چهره هنرمند و آرشیتکت بزرک معاصر ایران استاد هوشنگ سیحون توسط نقاش چهره پرداز مشهور خانم الیزابت اسمایلی و داراب شباهنگ بود که با شرکت بیش از ۳۰۰ نفر از هنرمندان و دوستداران هنر با اجرای موسیقی زنده و پذیرایی از بازدید کنندگان با موفقیت برگزار گردید. این نمایشگاه تا پایان این ماه ادامه خواهد داشت.
بزرگداشت و یادمان بزرگان اهل هنر و فرهنگ ایران یکی اهداف ماست که انتخاب آقای هوشنگ سیحون در برنامه افتتاحیه آرتپارس در این راستا صورت گرفته است. با تشکر از همکاری ایشان شرح کوتاهی از زندگی و آثار ایشان به فارسی و اینگلیسی در اختیار عموم قرار میگیرد. ضمنا نوار ویدیویی شب افتتاحیه همراه با مراسم نقاشی پرتره استاد هوشنگ سیحون موجود است.
لیزابت اسمایلی اهل وست ونکوور اینگلیسی الاصل نقاش چهره پرداز معروف کانادایی در حال طراحی از چهره آقای مهندس هوشنگ سیحون درشب افتتاحیه آرتپارس
ادامه نقاشی از چهره آقای مهندس هوشنگ سیحون درشب افتتاحیه آرتپارس مرحله دوم از نقاشی چهره و اندام آقای مهندس هوشنگ سیحون توسط داراب شباهنک نقاش ایرانی اهل نورت ونکوور
Darab Shabahang: Owner & Curator of the Artpars Gallery
Artists participated in Artpars Grand Opening
RaminJamalpour West Vancouver
HajniYosifov West Minister
JabbarAljanabi North Vancouver
FaribaDashtara North Vancouver
ElhamSarvi North Vancouver
DarabShabahang North Vancouver
Maria Grygorczyk North Vancouver
MitraDavarpanah North Vancouver
IrantajZargarpour West Vancouver
Kiss Matthew North Vancouver
Peggy Booth North Vancouver
William (Bill) Mcluckie Vancouver
K. Peter Burnet North Vancouver
A J Brown North Vancouver
Vern Montgomery West Vancouver
EnsiehSalim North Vancouver
Ali Ziraknejad Vancouver
AnicaBrandt North Vancouver
Sue WilliamsNorth Vancouver
Half a century of artistic activities
in the world of art and architecture
Limited edition collection. Order yours today.
Title: Houshang Seyhoun, half a century of artistic activities in the world of art and architecture
Publisher: Sabco Interests, Inc., Houston, Texas 77056 USA
Distributor: Sabco Interests, Inc., Houston, Texas 77056 USA
Printed in: Canada by Mitchell Press, Vancouver, BC V6J 1G3
Pages: 396 Size: 11 1/4″ X 11 1/2 ” (287 mm X 290 mm)
Material: 100 lb. Resolve Matte
Binding: Hard-bound only
Quantity: 2250 copies
Price: U.S.$125.00 + shipping + applicable taxes.
Recently, a delightful collection of paintings, drawings, sketches, and architectural designs by Dr. Houshang Seyhoun, the contemporary Persian artist and architect, has been published in a nicely crafted book titled: “Houshang Seyhoun, half a century of artistic activities in the world of art and architecture”.
Some 396 pages of this precious collection is, in fact, a museum filled by fascinating artistic contributions of this great man to the Persian and world culture (see feature in The Iranian). It is an absolute ‘must’ in the library of anyone with an appreciation for genuine artistry and creativity. Many of the drawings in the book reflect the artist’s deep-seated attachment to nature, and his respect for Persian culture.
Only 2,250 copies of this precious book have been published, soon to be out of print. The book has been priced at $125 (American) plus $5.95 for shipping and handling within the United States. An 8.25% tax will apply to shipments within the state of Texas. For ordering the book and information on shipping charges outside the U.S., please contact:
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Here is a synopsis of Dr. Seyhoun’s biography presented in the book:
“Seyhoun received his education at the College of Fine Arts at the University of Tehran, where he later served as a Professor Of Architectural Design and Measurement. Shortly after graduation, his graduation project won the first prize in an art show in Tehran. In the years following the Second World War, Seyhoun won several additional contests and prizes for his architectural designs, including a monument at Teheran’s central railway station and a commemorative monument and mausoleum of the great Iranian philosopher and physician, Avicenna, in Hamedan.
“In his designs, stone, brick, concrete and steel were used in such innovative and varied ways that they remain architectural and design models to the present day. Geometrical pure forms, such as squares, circles and equilateral triangles, are used logically and extensively throughout his works, always bearing in mind beauty and proportion. During the next twenty years Seyhoun designed mausoleums for Omar Khayam, Nader Shah, and Ferdowsi, as well as completing the main complex of the Majlis, and numerous other buildings in Teheran.
“In 1962 Seyhoun was appointed Dean of the School of Fine Arts and Architecture at Teheran University and immediately undertook a major restructuring of the College. He introduced new academic fields such as musicology, urban planning and dramatic arts.
“Over the years there have been many exhibits of Seyhoun’s work, both at home and abroad. A 1968 exhibit in Teheran featured a new style of abstract drawing with pen and ink. In 1972 his work was part of the large group exhibition in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, which included the works of Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.
“In the 1970’s, Seyhoun rediscovered the traditional Iranian art form of felting. Seyhoun traveled to Semnan to learn the art. Seyhoun’s felting designs have added a unique dimension to a traditional Iranian folk art that was nearly lost.
“On February 2, 1980, Seyhoun left Tehran for Paris at the invitation of the French government. The previous year the Mayor of Nice had invited forty artists from around the world, including Seyhoun, to participate in the opening of the city’s newest museum, the “Hors du Temps”. In 1981, the museum was officially opened, and one of Seyhoun’s works was hung as part of the permanent exhibition. He was also given honorary citizenship. A year later, he immigrated to Canada where he now resides permanently and continues his artistic endeavors. In 1989 he was honored by the City of Los Angeles for an exhibition of his work at the University of Southern California.”
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Elizabeth Smily was born in Yorkshire, England. She began her formal art training at Heatherley’s Art School in London, and was later accepted by the Royal Academy Schools, from which she graduated as a 1949 Lord Leverhulme Award winner – an honour accorded to the best student in painting, sculpture or architecture for the year.
Elizabeth then opened a studio in Chelsea, which soon became a mecca for international celebrities and artists – amongst them the famous portraitist, Augustus John. During this period she exhibited at the Royal Academy several times and her works were shown at the Royal Portrait Society, the National Society and the Whitechapel Galleries in London. She also had a successful one person show at the Studio Club in Piccadilly, and was commissioned to paint many interesting personalities, such as Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Trevor Howard, Glynis Johns, Odette Churchill the war heroine, and a Nigerian king.
After moving to Canada in 1952, she worked with Arthur Lismer for a short period and was soon commissioned to paint several portraits, amongst them those of the wife of General Pearkes, then Minister of Defense; Mr. Justice O’Hearn, Attorney General of Nova Scotia, and Mr. Justice St. Jacques of the Quebec Superior Court. Some of her more recent works include Dr. James B. Rhoads, the retired archivist of the United States, which is now hanging in the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and Dr. Alan Brown, the retired Headmaster of St. George’s School in Vancouver. Elizabeth’s work has been shown at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, and her drawings, figure compositions, animal studies, landscapes and portraits have been exhibited extensively in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. Elizabeth has lived in Vancouver since 1969. Elizabeth is a superb draftsman and portraitist. Moreover, through years of riding, working with horses, and studying animal anatomy, Elizabeth has developed a unique talent for depicting the true likeness of individual horses. Art critics have described her work as “unusually strong” and “masterful”. Her work is predicated on a thorough mastery of Classical drawing. She emphasizes that good draftsmanship and a mastery of techniques are essential to success in the art field.
” With this background a student is equipped to enter any area of the visual arts field whether it be commercial or fine, abstract or representational”.