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Asia Talks: Salma Arastu

Sat Feb 25 2017

Asian Art Museum


9 AM – 10 AM

This event takes place at Seattle University
Pigott Auditorium 104

The annual Search for Meaning Book Festival takes place across the entire Seattle University campus. The Gardner Center co-presents artist Salma Kamlesh Arastu.

Born into the Hindu tradition in her native India, and embracing Islam later on, Salma Kamlesh Arastu has enjoyed the beauty of these two distinctive traditions first hand.

About the Artist

Arastu is a painter, sculptor, and poet in Berkeley, California. As a visual artist, she has almost 40 solo shows to her credit and has won several awards, including East Bay Community's fund for artists in 2012 and 2014, and the City of Berkeley artist’s grant in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Arastu’s three sculptures are in public places and she has five books published with her poems and paintings, including Turning Rumi: Singing Verses of Love, Unity and Freedom (2012), and Celebration of Calligraphy (2014).

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