Current News

/Current News

Seeking Oneness

Salma Arastu discussed her art and influences for her Seeking Oneness exhibition at Graduate Theological Union on October 11, 2018.

By |November 8th, 2018|Current News|Comments Off on Seeking Oneness

In Search of Eternal Love

Thursday, November 15, 7pm–8pm Free BAC Members/$10 Nonmembers Performance artist Naina Shastri and visual artist Salma Arastu collaborate on a performance that combines classical Indian dance, poetry and video projection to connect thirteenth-century Persian mystic Mevlana Rumi and sixteenth-century Indian saint Meera Bai, who both spoke of finding salvation in love. RSVP Requested

By |October 26th, 2018|Current News|Comments Off on In Search of Eternal Love

Family Workshop: Make Your Own Mandala

Sunday, November 11, 1pm–3pm All Ages, Donate What You Wish A mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Indian and Buddhist religions, representing the universe. Community members of all ages are invited to create their own mandalas, as well as contribute to a group mandala with lead artist Salma Arastu. [...]

By |October 26th, 2018|Current News|Comments Off on Family Workshop: Make Your Own Mandala

Beyond Words: Three Contemporary Artists and the Manuscript Tradition

Lambert Gallery St. Louis Lambert International Airport May 24 - November 12, 2018 Presented by the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) in collaboration with the Special Collections division of the Saint Louis University Libraries Beyond Words highlights the work of three outstanding contemporary artists who bring together [...]

By |June 1st, 2018|Current News, Exhibits & Presentations|Comments Off on Beyond Words: Three Contemporary Artists and the Manuscript Tradition

Lyrical and Spiritual, Colorful and Textural Paintings by Salma Arastu

Lyrical and Spiritual, Colorful and Textural Paintings by Salma Arastu Berkeley based artist May 12th and May 13th 2018   Noon to 6 PM Maitri Boutique 1214 Apollo Way, Suite 401, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 Office: (408) 400 7400  www.facebook.com/maitriboutique www.maitri.org “Part of the proceeds will be donated to Maitri” [...]

By |April 27th, 2018|Current News|Comments Off on Lyrical and Spiritual, Colorful and Textural Paintings by Salma Arastu

Desai | Matta Gallery

My Journey from Meera Bai to Rumi: In Search of Eternal Love A Reception and Interdisciplinary Performance with Bay Area artists, Salma Arastu and Naina Shastri   Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 6:30-8:30PM | Desai-Matta Gallery   Bay Area artists Salma Arastu and Naina Shastri explore the intersections between the mystical [...]

By |April 27th, 2018|Current News|Comments Off on Desai | Matta Gallery

CONVERGENCE 2018 – Texture of Time

Salma Arastu will join as an artist resident for one month at Green Olives Art Gallery, Tetouan Morocco    She got selected from a broad spectrum of creative practices and cultural backgrounds, artists known internationally to a season of shared research, production and immersion in the textured landscape of an ancient city. Learn [...]

By |February 9th, 2018|Current News|Comments Off on CONVERGENCE 2018 – Texture of Time

New Year brings new opportunities and challenges

In my studio I am busy preparing for a presentation at Seattle university " Search for Meaning" fair as I have been invited  to be among the 50 authors/presenters at this year’s Search for Meaning Book Festival in Seattle, Washington on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 My painting "Equal Awards" will be exhibited in conjunction of the festival in a group show Search [...]

By |February 20th, 2017|Current News|Comments Off on New Year brings new opportunities and challenges

In search of eternal love

Salma Arastu & Naina Shastri presents In Search of Eternal Love - From Meera Bai to Rumi Vocal Music: Snigdha Venkataramani Farsi Recitation: Mahnaz Fashandi String Instrumental Music:  Abbas Amir A Presentation of Dance, Drama, Painting and Poetry!!! On May 13th from 8PM Seating Starts at 7:30 PM At the Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance 729 Heinz [...]

By |May 11th, 2016|Current News, Exhibits & Presentations|Comments Off on In search of eternal love

So That You Know Each Other Video

So That You Know Each Other Intercultural Reflections on Art, Beauty, and Islam This program, presented on December 6, 2015, explored historic and contemporary approaches to Islamic art, from perspectives both within and outside of Islam. The guiding concept of the program was interculturality. When people from two different cultures first meet, they cannot [...]

By |February 16th, 2016|Blog, Current News|Comments Off on So That You Know Each Other Video