Artists Use Art to Express Solidarity with Women on Iran

A collective of DFW artists, about half of them Iranian-born, will participate in an exhibition that opens at the Irving Arts Center on Saturday called ‘Woman Life Freedom DFW’ to show solidarity with the women of Iran.

“I really experienced not having freedom as a teenage girl living in that country,” artist Nazanin Ahmady said. “Right now this generation is trying to break that fear.”

In November, Ahmady hosted a collective of artists at her art therapy studio in Frisco to talk about the recent uprising in their native Iran. That meeting led them to create the exhibition ‘Woman Life Freedom DFW.’

The Pegasus Media Project and Irving Arts Center are sponsoring the exhibition. It opens Saturday, January 7 at 6 p.m. at the Irving Arts Center.

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