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Tehran Times - Iran's Leading International Daily

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    TEHRAN – The deputy editor of the Serbian daily newspaper Politika, Petar Milatovic, has expressed interest in publishing articles on the Persian poet Molana Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273). 
     
    Milatovic made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian cultural attaché in Belgrade Mahmud Shaluii, the Persian service of IRNA reported on Saturday. 
     
    He said that Iran’s cultural office can provide the daily with comprehensive information on the poet, and the daily is ready to dedicate one column to the poet and his magnum opus Masnavi-ye Manavi.
     
    Milatovic also praised Persian poets and literati for their sweet and pleasant words, and said that this is a good chance to introduce their pure thoughts.
     
    Warmly receiving the deputy’s proposal, Shaluii called Rumi a poet whose sweet Persian poetry has attracted the world attention.
     
    Founded in 1904, Politika is the oldest daily newspaper still in circulation in the Balkans.
     
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    TEHRAN -- The director of the Dramatic Arts Center of the Ministryof Culture and Islamic Guidance, Hossein Taheri, said that Iran has been selected as location foe the International Theatre Institute’s Regional Bureau for Asia-Pacific.
     
    The decision to select Iran as the ITI Regional Bureau for Asia-Pacific was made at the ITI World Congress, which was held in Yerevan, Armenia from November 17 to 22, he said in a press release on Saturday.
     
    An Iranian delegation led by Taheri attended the meeting.
     
    The ITI is an international non-governmental organization in the field of the performing arts holding a formal associate relationship with UNESCO.
     
    ITI has four regional bureaus, which coordinate ITI activity in their respective regions.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati has visited the crew of director Saman Moqaddam’s comedy drama “Sperm Whale”.
     
    The director of the Supervision and Evaluation Office of the Culture Ministry, Mohammad Ehsani, also accompanied Jannati during the visit, which was arranged on location in Tehran, the Culture Ministry announced on Saturday.
     
    Moqaddam briefed Jannati on the project and directed a scene from the film.
     
    The film is about Arjang Sanubar, a 50-year-old man who shares his different and complicated experiences of love.
     
    Reza Attaran plays the role of Sanubar and Mahnaz Afshar, Vishka Asayesh, Haneih Tavassoli, Reza Naji, Amir-Hossein Rostami and Nader Soleimani also star in the film.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Most of the works by Iranian cartoonist Kambiz Derambakhsh were sold on the opening day of an exhibition at Tehran’s Seyhun Gallery on Friday.
     
    A selection of 31 cartoons are on display in the exhibition entitled “Art and Artist”, out of which 25 were sold during the very first few hours, Derambaksh told the Persian service of ISNA on Saturday.
     
    “Most of the works were done over the past two months,” Derambakhsh said, adding that the works are offered at reasonable prices to give people a chance to purchase the works. 
     
    People were lining up outside the gallery to see the works a few hours before the gallery was opened, he said.
     
    He also suggested that art students and graphic designers see his works.
     
    “The artworks make the visitors smile. Different aspects of art like people and art, economy of art, and gallery owners and curators are among the topics highlighted in the collection,” he said.
     
    Director of the Center for Visual Arts of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance Majid Mollanoruzi, also attended the opening ceremony.
     
    Derambakhsh, 72, has recently received the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, the highest decoration awarded by the French government.
     
    The artist has previously held many exhibits across the world and his works are on display in many museums, including the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul’s Museum of Cartoon and Comic, and the Cartoonmuseum Basel in Switzerland.  
     
    His exhibit will run for two weeks at the gallery located at No. 11, 4th Alley, Vozara St.
     
    Photo: A cartoon by Kambiz Derambakhsh
     
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    TEHRAN – Tehran’s Book City Institute plans to commemorate the prolific Swedish translator of Persian literature Eric Hermelin (1860–1944) during a ceremony on Tuesday.
     
    The renowned Swedish novelist and literary critic Carl-Göran Ekerwald and Hermelin’s nephew Johan Hermelin will attend the ceremony.
     
    Eric Hermelin translated several classic Persian books including “Tazkirat al-Auliya” written by the 13th century mystic and poet Farid od-Din Attar Neyshaburi, and “Bustan” composed by the 13th century poet Sheikh Muslih od-Din Sadi Shirazi.
     
    He also translated works by Omar Khayyam, Rumi, Sanai, Nezami and Sheikh Mahmud Shabestari into Swedish.
     
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  • 11/22/14--11:24: Art news in brief
  • “Hush… Girls Don’t Scream” to go on screen at Turkish festival 
     
    TEHRAN – Iranian filmmaker Puran Derakhshandeh’s family drama “Hush… Girls Don’t Scream” will go on screen at the 5th Malatya International Film Festival in Turkey.
     
    Iranian director and comedian Reza Attaran will be among the jury members of the festival, which will be held from November 21 to 27.
     
    The Iranian movie “For Puneh” directed by Hatef Alimardani and Attaran’s “Red Carpet” will also go on screen during the festival.
     
     
    TV anchors to stage benefit performance
     
    TEHRAN – A group of Iranian TV anchors plans to stage a reading performance of “The Sunshine Boys” at Tehran’s Andisheh Cultural Center on November 30 to raise funds for patients suffering from cancer.
     
    All the money raised by the concert will be presented to the Sepas charity center in Tehran.
     
    TV anchors Sara Javadzadeh, Mohammad Soluki, Javad Yahyavi, Mohammad Salimi, Saeid Sheykhzadeh and Shahin Salimi along with vocalist Ruzbeh Nematollahi will perform the play.
     
    Written by American dramatist Neil Simon, the play focuses on the aging Al Lewis and Willie Clark, a one-time vaudevillian team known as “Lewis and Clark” who, over the course of forty-odd years, not only grew to hate each other but never spoke to each other off-stage throughout the final year of their act.
     
     
    Book of Hollande’s former partner translated into Persian
     
    TEHRAN -- “Thank You for This Moment”, the controversial book of Valérie Trierweiler, French journalist and former partner of French President François Hollande, has recently been translated into Persian in Iran.
     
    Abolfazl Allahdadi, who previously translated Mahtab Bolouki’s “Jean Genet et l'architecture du vide”, is the translator of the book.
     
    Published in September 2014, the book details her relationship with Hollande and their breakup.
     
    The Persian version is to be published by Behnegar in the near future.
     
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    TEHRAN – The deputy editor of the Serbian daily newspaper Politika, Petar Milatovic, has expressed interest in publishing articles on the Persian poet Molana Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273). 
     
    Milatovic made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian cultural attaché in Belgrade Mahmud Shaluii, the Persian service of IRNA reported on Saturday. 
     
    He said that Iran’s cultural office can provide the daily with comprehensive information on the poet, and the daily is ready to dedicate one column to the poet and his magnum opus Masnavi-ye Manavi.
     
    Milatovic also praised Persian poets and literati for their sweet and pleasant words, and said that this is a good chance to introduce their pure thoughts.
     
    Warmly receiving the deputy’s proposal, Shaluii called Rumi a poet whose sweet Persian poetry has attracted the world attention.
     
    Founded in 1904, Politika is the oldest daily newspaper still in circulation in the Balkans.
     
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    TEHRAN -- The director of the Dramatic Arts Center of the Ministryof Culture and Islamic Guidance, Hossein Taheri, said that Iran has been selected as location foe the International Theatre Institute’s Regional Bureau for Asia-Pacific.
     
    The decision to select Iran as the ITI Regional Bureau for Asia-Pacific was made at the ITI World Congress, which was held in Yerevan, Armenia from November 17 to 22, he said in a press release on Saturday.
     
    An Iranian delegation led by Taheri attended the meeting.
     
    The ITI is an international non-governmental organization in the field of the performing arts holding a formal associate relationship with UNESCO.
     
    ITI has four regional bureaus, which coordinate ITI activity in their respective regions.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati has visited the crew of director Saman Moqaddam’s comedy drama “Sperm Whale”.
     
    The director of the Supervision and Evaluation Office of the Culture Ministry, Mohammad Ehsani, also accompanied Jannati during the visit, which was arranged on location in Tehran, the Culture Ministry announced on Saturday.
     
    Moqaddam briefed Jannati on the project and directed a scene from the film.
     
    The film is about Arjang Sanubar, a 50-year-old man who shares his different and complicated experiences of love.
     
    Reza Attaran plays the role of Sanubar and Mahnaz Afshar, Vishka Asayesh, Haneih Tavassoli, Reza Naji, Amir-Hossein Rostami and Nader Soleimani also star in the film.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Most of the works by Iranian cartoonist Kambiz Derambakhsh were sold on the opening day of an exhibition at Tehran’s Seyhun Gallery on Friday.
     
    A selection of 31 cartoons are on display in the exhibition entitled “Art and Artist”, out of which 25 were sold during the very first few hours, Derambaksh told the Persian service of ISNA on Saturday.
     
    “Most of the works were done over the past two months,” Derambakhsh said, adding that the works are offered at reasonable prices to give people a chance to purchase the works. 
     
    People were lining up outside the gallery to see the works a few hours before the gallery was opened, he said.
     
    He also suggested that art students and graphic designers see his works.
     
    “The artworks make the visitors smile. Different aspects of art like people and art, economy of art, and gallery owners and curators are among the topics highlighted in the collection,” he said.
     
    Director of the Center for Visual Arts of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance Majid Mollanoruzi, also attended the opening ceremony.
     
    Derambakhsh, 72, has recently received the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, the highest decoration awarded by the French government.
     
    The artist has previously held many exhibits across the world and his works are on display in many museums, including the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul’s Museum of Cartoon and Comic, and the Cartoonmuseum Basel in Switzerland.  
     
    His exhibit will run for two weeks at the gallery located at No. 11, 4th Alley, Vozara St.
     
    Photo: A cartoon by Kambiz Derambakhsh
     
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    TEHRAN -- Tehran-based Hungarian painter Gizella Varga Sinaii’s book “Travel Diary” and prints of her series “Khayyam” have been unveiled at Tehran’s Seen Gallery.
     
    Celebrated filmmaker Khosro Sinaii, who is her spouse, and a group of Iranian artists, including composer Loris Tjeknavorain, critic Javad Mojabi, stage director Pari Saberi and vocalist Sediq Tarif, attended the unveiling ceremony, which was held on Friday.
     
    She used the title of one of her collections for the book, which has been printed by lithography artist Maziar Mosavver-Rahmani in 100 copies. Prints of the “Khayyam” collection were also created by Mosavver-Rahmani.
     
    “Although I am of Hungarian origin, all my memories and perfect moments and what is related to art has been formed over the past 50 years that I have lived in Iran,” Varga Sinaii said at the ceremony.
     
    The book contains seven chapters, which each begins with verses of poems by Khosro Sinaii. The poems are relevant to the works published in each chapter.
     
    “In this collection that I began to create ten years ago, I have depicted my 50-year journey from the West to the East, and I add one or two works to the collection every year,” Varga Sinaii previously stated.
     
    Khosro Sinaii also delivered a short speech at the ceremony.
     
    “Gizella left her country in 1967 to live in Iran after her marriage to me and she has lived as an eminent artist in Iran,” he said.
     
    “Most of her works reflect her perception of Iranian art and culture,” he added.
     
    He said that Gizella had come under the influence of Iranian poet Omar Khayyam for a period of time and her collection “Khayyam” is the outcome of the period.
     
    “Gizella”, a documentary directed by Sinaii twenty years ago about the life story of his wife, was also screened at the ceremony.
     
    In addition, Gizella’s short film entitled about “Travel Diary” about the collection was also shown for the audience.
     
    She made the film to be screened at the 2nd Tehran Mobile Film and Photo Festival, which was held in September.
     
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  • 11/23/14--11:50: Art news in brief
  • Bangladesh biennial to display works by Iranian artists 
    TEHRAN -- Six works by the Iranian artist Shahnaz Zehtab and Reza Qarebaghi will go on display during the 16th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh, which will be held at the Shlpakala Academy in Dhaka from December 1 to 31.
     
    Two paintings by Zehtab and four sculptures by Qarebaqi have been selected to be shown during the biennial.
     
    The works have been sent to the biennial by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.
     
    IAF to review Michael Haneke’s “The White Ribbon”
    TEHRAN -- The Iranian Artists Forum (IAF) will review Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke’s “The White Ribbon” during a session on Wednesday.
     
    The film depicts strange events, which seem to be ritual punishment, that happen in a small village in northern Germany during the years just before World War I. 
     
    The review session will be held at IAF’s Shahnaz Hall after a screening of the film.
     
    Cinéma Vérité to screen doc on poet Shamlu’s wife
    TEHRAN – A film spotlighting the role of Aida Sarkisian, the widow of Ahmad Shamlu, in the life and works of the Iranian poet will be competing in the 8th edition of Cinéma Vérité, the Iranian international festival for documentary films.
     
    Directed by Mokhtar Shokripur, “Aida in the Mirror of Shamlu” will be screened in the national section of the festival, which will be held in Tehran from November 30 to December 7.
     
    Reza Mirkarimi on Tbilisi filmfest jury 

    TEHRAN -- The Iranian filmmaker Seyyed Reza Mirkarimi has been selected as a member of the jury for the 15th Tbilisi International Film Festival, which will be held in Georgia from December 1 to 7.
     
    Mirkarimi’s “Today” and Reza Dormishian’s movie “I’m not Angry” will go on screen during the festival.
     
    The Italian producer Marco Müller will preside over the jury, which also is composed of Erika Gregor from Germany, Naum Kleiman from Russia, Ulrich Gregor from Germany, Nana Ekvtimishvili from Georgia, Severija Janušauskaite from Lithuania and Peter Webber from the UK.
     
    Iranian animations competing in French festival 

    TEHRAN – Five Iranian animations are competing in “RICA” (Rencontres internationales du Cinema d’Animation), an international animated film festival underway in Wissembourg, France (November 17 to 25).
     
    “When I Was a Child” by Maryam Kashkulinia, “Kitten” by Shiva Sadeq-Asadi, “White Pigeon Beside Mirror” by Maryam Khalilzadeh, “Cloudy Goat” by Hamid Karimian and “Thief of Tress” by Rashin Kheirieh are the Iranian animations.
     
    All the animations are produced by Iran’s Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA). 
     
    Tbilisi Book Days to display Iranian illustrations

    Tehran -- Works by a large number of Iranian illustrators will be showcased in an exhibition during the Tbilisi Book Days, a festival which will be held at the Expo Georgia Exhibition Centre from November 27-30 
     
    Works by over twenty artists, including Maneli Manuchehri, Narges Mohammadi, Karim Nasr, Ali Khodaii, Farshid Shafiei and Mitra Abdollahi, have been selected for the exhibition.
     
    Iranian illustrators Ali Buzari, Golriz Gorgani and Sara Kharaman will also hold workshops during the festival.
     
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    TEHRAN – Paintings reflecting different issues by three female artists are on display in an exhibit entitled “Three Views” at Tehran’s Boom Gallery.
     
    Created by Bita Vakili, Tahereh Samadi-Tari and Bahar Behbahani, the collection highlights war in Kobani, the rush of modern life, as well as images of Persian gardens, the gallery announced in a press release on Sunday.
     
    Three of the seven paintings are inspired by the recent events occurring in (the Syrian Kurdish town of) Kobani, Vakili said, “The paintings reflect a voiceless town under pressure, in which life still goes on,” she added.
     
    Kobani has been the scene of intense fighting between Kurds and the ISIL terrorist group over the past months. 
     
    “My paintings depict the hastiness of man in modern life. Invasion, illusion and stress are the repeated concepts in this collection. The stress existing in modern life is the major concept the paintings aim to convey,” Samadi said. 
     
    The U.S based artist Behbahani is attending with her collection of Persian gardens. “Persian garden actually means poetry to me and I wanted to convey this concept to the visitors, especially the non-Iranian visitors.” 
     
    “When you look at a Persian garden, it is not clear from which direction you are seeing it. It has an endless form and I wanted to depict this specific characteristic (of a Persian garden) in my works,” she added.
     
    A large number of visitors including cineastes Reza Kianian, Marzieh Borumand, Hamid Jebelli and Saman Moqaddam visited the works on the opening day.
     
    The exhibit, which opened on Friday, will run until January 2, 2015 at the gallery located at 11 Armaghan Alley, Vali-e Asr Ave, near Niayesh Highway.
     
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    TEHRAN – Winners of the 1st International Gaza Cartoon and Caricature Contest were announced during a ceremony at Tehran’s Andisheh Cultural Center on Saturday.
     
    The contest was organized in the two sections of cartoon and portrait caricature, the Persian service of MNA reported on Sunday.
     
    Jabber Asadi and Saeid Sadeqi from Iran were the first and second prize winners of the cartoon section, and Nikola Listes from Croatia was announced as the third prize winner.
     
    The special prize of the cartoon section was given to Bahram Arjomandnia, Jamal Arabzadeh and Mehdi Azizi from Iran.
     
    In the caricature section, the first prize went to Arash Forughi, and the second prize was handed to Mohsen Asadi. 
     
    The third prize was given to Antonio Manuel Ferreira Dos Santos from Portugal.
     
    In addition, the special prize of the caricature section was handed to Alireza Pakdel, Nasrin Abdsheikhi and Yaser Khanbaray.
     
    A jury panel comprised of Bahman Abdi, Habibollah Sadeqi, and Masud Shojaei-Tabatabaii from Iran, Muhittin Koroglu from Turkey and Raed Khalil from Syria selected the winners.
     
    The selected works will be on display until tomorrow in the gallery located on Shariati St., in the Seyyed Khandan neighborhood. 
     
     
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    TEHRAN -- The Iranian international festival for documentary films, Cinéma Vérité, announced the jury members for the various categories of the international competition.
     
    Iranian documentarian Kamran Shirdel, Australia’s World Congress of Science and Factual Producers editorial director Alison Leigh and Polish filmmaker Pawel Lozinski are the members of the jury for the feature length documentary section.
     
    The members of the jury for the mid-length and short film sections are Iranian filmmaker Mahvash Sheikholeslami, Italian film critic Giona Antonio Nazzaro and Egyptian critic Yakout El-Deeb.
     
    Over 25 films by directors from around the world will compete in various sections of the 8th edition of the Cinéma Vérité festival, which will be held in Tehran from November 30 to December 7.
     
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    Tehran - A group of Iranian experts has discovered traces of widespread tree planting projects during the Achaemenid and Sassanid periods.
     
    The leader of the group, Morteza Jamali of the Botanical Laboratory of the French Institute of Oceania and the Mediterranean Institute of Ecology and Paleoecology, has called the tree planting projects a ‘tree planting revolution’.
     
    The traces have been discovered during the palynological studies that the group conducted on the columns of sediment samples that were collected from Lake Maharlu in Fars Province, Lake Urmia in West Azarbaijan Province and Lake Almalu in East Azarbaijan.
     
    Most of the trees planted during the Persian empires were walnut, grape, olive and plane trees. 
     
    Jamali is to report the results of his studies during a lecture entitled “the Tree Planting Revolution during the Persian Empires” at the National Museum of Iran on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
     
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  • 11/24/14--13:16: Art news in brief
  • TEHRAN – Iranian ceramist Abbas Akbari has won the Best Architectural Award of Elite Tile, the Fifth World Ceramic Tile Triennial held in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic.
     
    Akbari won the award for his tile “Birth of a Star”, chosen from his collection “Jaam-e Jam”. The winners were announced at the Museum of Modern Art on November 14.
     
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    TEHRAN – Two books by the renowned Iranian author Mostafa Mastur have been translated into Arabic and English.
     
    Kian Soheil has translated the book “Bone of a Pig, Hands of a Leper” into English. The book was published by Ponte33 in Italy.
     
    In this book, Mastur narrates the lives of different residents of a tower in Tehran. Their problems and everyday lives are cleverly tied to each other throughout the story.
     
    Another of Mastur’s books, “Kiss the Lovely Face of God”, was translated into Arabic by Ahmed Atef Abou el-Azm in Egypt. The book was published by Egypt’s National Center for Translation.
     
    “Kiss the Lovely Face of God”, which poses question about man and his faith in God, has been translated into Italian, Russian, Indonesian and several other languages.
     
    Previously, Ghassan Hamdan has translated the same book under the title of “Face of God” in Egypt. This version was published by the Dar al-Tanweer publishing company.
     
    Photo: The cover of the English version of “Bone of a Pig, Hands of a Leper”
     
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    TEHRAN – A collection of works by Iranian miniaturist Kamaleddin Qotb is currently on display at the Mehmet Akif Ersoy Art Center in Pendikt, a district in the Turkish capital Istanbul.
     
    The collection contains 40 works with the central theme of peace and creation.
     
    Iran’s cultural Attache Javad Amini and a number of Istanbul municipal officials attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition, which was held on Friday.
     
    Timur Bilir, who teaches at the Department of Traditional Turkish Handicrafts at Mimar Sinan University, praised Persian art and culture in his short speech.
     
    He said that Iranian artworks are great, and that miniature stands on top. He also added that Iranian art exhibits are highly regarded in Turkey due to the cultural commonalities between the two countries.
     
    Qotab is a graduate of painting. He began to learn miniature from his father 28 years ago. He has held several exhibits in Iran, Europe and the United States. 
     
    The exhibit will run for ten days at the center. 
     
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    TEHRAN – Eleven-year-old Iranian girl Hasti Moin has received a medal at the 15th International Art Exhibition for Children and Young People, which is currently underway in Hyvinkaa, Finland, organizers announced.
     
    Moin received the medal for her painting, which depicts a rural family harvesting wheat. She is from the southwestern Iranian town of Bagh Malek in Khuzestan Province.
     
    Thirty-six other children from 18 countries were also honored with similar medals at the exhibition, which opened at the Villa Arttu Cultural Center on October 29.
     
    The Iranian children Sama Mokhtari, Fatemeh Karimian and Mohaddeseh Khosravi also received diplomas at the exhibition, which runs until December 14. 
     
    The exhibition is held on the theme of food with the motto of “Let’s Eat!”.  
     
    In addition to paper-based works, the exhibition features videos and digitally created images.
     
    Approximately 6000 artworks were sent to the exhibition from 77 countries. The submitted artworks were evaluated by a working group which consisted of artists and art educators. 
     
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