For Immediate Release Contact: Lara Arp
CityGallery presents Reminiscences of Prison Years
Dallas, Texas – An unprecedented two-day show by former Iranian political prisoner and artist Soudabeh Ardavan will be held on September 7 – 8, 2007, at CityGallery, located in the SOTA building at 3601 Routh Street in Dallas. This show is entitled Reminiscences of Prison Years. Opening reception is Friday, September 7, from to and includes Iranian cuisine and live music. Guest artist lecture is Saturday, September 8, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
With this unique show, Ardavan tells her story of being
thrown into prison at the age of 23 as a student of architecture and interior
“I am hoping people will see these paintings and never forget the many innocent lives lost in those years, the many of us whose lives changed forever.” – Soudabeh Ardavan
This event is presented through the joint efforts of the Iranian Democratic Society of Dallas and CityGallery. Support for Ardavan’s work also comes from Amnesty International. Admission is free to both days’ events. RSVP is suggested, but not required, for the Saturday lecture at firstname.lastname@example.org. Parking is available in the rear of the building.
CityGallery is a dynamic venue featuring local, emerging
artists and their multi-disciplinary work in visual art, music, theater and
film. Home of the CityGallery World Music Concert Series, a summer film series,
and a debuting theater salon in 2007, CityGallery is committed to creating an
accessible space where local artists can initiate dialogue in their
community. Housed in the SOTA, or
"State of the Art," building in the Turtle Creek/uptown area, the
main halls of the complex feature the personal art collection of
CityGallery is an entity of CityChurch, a diverse, ecumenical community of people that meets in the heart of Uptown on Sundays and throughout the metroplex during the week. CityChurch is a safe, inclusive place for all people to worship regardless of race, creed, gender, cultural background, or sexual orientation.