International Culture & Arts Network

Promoting the appreciation of international cultures and arts in our community.

International Culture & Arts Network

Promoting the appreciation of international cultures and arts in our community.

International Cultre & Arts

Our goal is to encourage global education and promote cross-cultural communication and understanding in our community. We aim to accomplish this by developing courses of study, hosting, lectures and organizing multicultural and art appreciation events and activities.

About the Director

Shahin Monshipour has taught Antrhroplology, Sociology and Economics courses at the area Universties and colleges for the past 28 years. She is an Iranian-American who has lived in Rochester New York since 1978 and organized numerous cultural activities through various venues. She has also published articles, poems and translations in her native language, Farsi (Persian).


About Farah Ossoulli

As a girl, Farah Ossouli’s fondness for both art and literature combined with a desire to realize the characters and stories in her mind led her into miniature painting.

 

Born in Zanjan in 1953, http://www.iranian.com/Arts/2001/Osctober/Present/o2.htmlOssouli graduated from the college of Fine Arts at Tehran University in 1977 and studied traditional miniature painting under Mahmoud Farshchian. Within the framework of traditional miniature painting techniques, color palettes, and iconography, she introduces contemporary issues and the use of modern rectangular layout to enact a dialogue between ancient themes and modern concerns.

 

A resident of Tehran, the majority of Farah’s viewings are in Tehran, she also has viewing abroad.

 

Farah has graciously given ICAN permission to use her work as a showcase throughout our site.

 

To view more of Farah’s work, please visit www.farahossouli.com