Public Opening Reception Ceremony of “To Contain and to Serve” 

ICCNC:The arts exhibition “To Keep and to Serve” will start on October 28 at the ICCNC and will continue for one month.

Read more about this arts exhibition:

An Exhibition of Ceramics and Calligraphy

When: Saturday, October 28, 4 – 6 p.m.

Where: 1433 Madison St., Oakland, CA 94612

Exhibition runs from October 28 to November 24 and is open to public on Fridays and Saturdays, 1 – 5 p.m. Private visits outside the gallery hours are possible by contacting containandserve@gmail.com or calling Arash at 510-283-4518.

Join two award-winning artists, Arabic-Persian calligrapher Arash Shirinbab and ceramicist Forrest Lesch-Middelton, as they share the results of their unique dialogue, and celebrate the power of art to build community.

For more information and RSVP please visit www.containandserve.com/events.

Free and open to the public. All are welcome. Refreshments served.

Artworks are for sale and the proceeds will help the artists to continue working together and establish a sustainable collaboration.

“To Contain and to Serve” is a collaborating between Arash Shirinbab and Forrest Lesch-Middelton, which resulted in a series of calligraphy-inscribed ceramic tiles, vessels, and installations revolving around the interplay of hospitality, morality and justice in contemporary cultural and media landscapes.

More info: www.containandserve.com

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* This project is made possible in partnership with Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC) and by a grant from The Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund that also is supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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