[Los Angeles—MAR. 20, 2013] Entering into the Persian New Year, the Levantine Cultural Center presents a masterpiece, Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings, a new illustrated edition of the classic work by the great 11th-century Persian poet Abolqasem Ferdowsi. Created by award-winning graphic artist and filmmaker Hamid Rahmanian, this new prose translation of the national epic is illuminated with over 500 pages of illustrations. Rahmanian will share images and text from the book as well as discuss the continued relevance of this powerful classic for a new generation of readers.
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[Los Angeles—FEB. 13, 2013] As part of a special month-long series showcasing the cultures of Pakistan and Central Asia, the Levantine Cultural Center hosts “Pakistan and the Girnari Jogi Groove,” a multimedia event showcasing art, music & film devoted to the region. The event will feature a live musical performance by Tablapusher, plus a special screening of musical performances by the Girnari Jogi Group and a screening of Gul, the inventive animated short film by Adnan Hussain.
On Saturday, March 19, Women's Voices Now presents the final day of the Women's Voices from the Muslim World: A Short-Film Festival. The event will include screenings of a multitude of amazing and empowering films along with roundtable discussions and a book reading and signing. Topics include: girls in the Muslim world, health taboos in the Middle East, and women at work, among others. The event will wrap up with an awards ceremony and closing benefit.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Los Angeles, Feb. 14, 2011] The Levantine Cultural Center and Folk Art Everywhere will give a free arts workshop on Feb. 26, 2011 from 2-4:00 pm at the Levantine Center, 5998 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90035.
A provocative art exhibit on the human cost of war, "Windows and Mirrors" is a traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity to see depictions of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of artists and children. The exhibit includes 45 unique 4-foot by 6-foot panels created by artists memorializing Afghan civilian casualties, alongside images about living with war collected from Afghan schoolchildren.
The opening exhibition will take place on Saturday, Feburary 19, 2011 at The Social and Public Art Resource Center and will include live music, food, and spoken word. The exhibit will run through Sunday, March 13.
Folk Art Bike Ride
Ride begins and ends at the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Free parking available on 8th St. Metered on Curson & Stanley.
Co-sponsored by Folk Art Everywhere, a project of the Craft and Folk Art Museum, and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.
This festival celebrates the rich Amazigh culture of North Africa and the Sahara with film, music, and food. "Amazigh" is the original word for the Berber people and means "the free people". Amazigs and their descendants are found in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.
The celebration will commence on Saturday, October 30 at 5 pm at the Barnsdall Theatre and Art Gallery. The event will feature two films, Footsteps to Africa: A Nomadic Journey and Asshak: Tales of the Sahara, as well as exhibit artwork by painter Leslie Clark and jewelry designer Moussa Albaka.