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"Out of the Blue: A National Juried Art Exhibition"
2008-07-02 until 2008-07-25
Attleboro Arts Museum
Attleboro, MA, USA United States of America

The Attleboro Arts Museum has invited artists throughout the United States to work “Out of the Blue.” Original art in all mediums and concepts that incorporate the color blue(s) will be on display during this national, juried exhibition in the Museum’s Ottmar Gallery. Out of the Blue, running from July 2 - July 25, 2008, salutes the Attleboro Arts Museum 85th anniversary. The Museum's vivid blue identity and trademark – designed to represent energy, opportunity and commitment – serves as the impetus behind the show. Among those winning a cash award is Hooshang Khorasani of Ruston, LA who has been a Premiere Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since 2004.

Hooshang Khorasani
Title: Luminescence
Year Created: 2007
Medium: Mixed Media
Width: 72 inches
Height: 36 inches
Price: US$ 3500
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The color of ocean and sky, blue is often perceived as a constant in our lives. It is frequently seen as trustworthy and dependable, while at the same time, some feel the overuse of blue can be cold, uncaring or melancholy. That said, this pliable color could take a different turn and become a dynamic expression of exhilaration when sparks of electric blues make their mark.

“We received over 800 entries from nearly 500 artists in 32 states” reports Mim Brooks Fawcett, Attleboro Arts Museum, Executive Director. Fawcett continues, “This theme has intrigued and excited our artists. The end result has a common denominator of lush blue hues – mixed with wonderfully diverse messages. It is thrilling to see such a strong response and to receive an outpouring of quality work.”

In addition to this exhibition, this summer, two other museums are featuring the art of Hooshang Khorasani in back-to-back shows.

Two of the exhibits are displaying paintings from Hooshang's new "Luminescence" series of abstracts. From June 6 to July 11 the Rawls Museum Arts of Courtland, Va., is showing the two-painting set, "Luminescence," which earned third place at the exhibition. And the Attleboro Arts Museum is showing the two-painting set "Jewels" in connection with an exhibit titled "Out of the Blue."

From May 10 to June 5, Hooshang's painting "Equine Elegance" was shown at the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge. The exhibit was a preview to the annual Louisiana Public Broadcasting Art & Travel Auction held June 8.

View and purchase more of Hooshang Khorasani's work in his portfolio at absolutearts.com

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