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Art exhibition on migratory birds to open in IAF on Friday
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TEHRAN – An exhibition of paintings and illustrations, focusing on environmental protection and seasonal migratory birds, will open at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran on Friday.
 
Organized by the Pileh Behesht, an art group concerned about the environment, a number of artists concerned about environment will put their artworks on display in the exhibit “Return of Birds”.
 
Twenty artists were chosen to attend two workshops, in which they became familiar with different species of seasonal migratory birds and their lives, secretary of the exhibit Mohammad-Ali Hejazi told the Persian Service of ISNA on Wednesday.
 
These artists, who were concerned and wanted to help protect the environment, were chosen by a jury panel that included Fatemeh Raadpur, Mahkameh Shabani, and Kianush Gharibpur, he added.
 
The artists later traveled to Ashuradeh, a region on the protected Island of Miankaleh in Gorgan Province in northeast Iran, where over 130 species of birds are living.
 
They became familiar with the birds and prepared their artworks during their two-day stay in the region, he said.
 
Many species of water birds migrate from cold regions in the Northern Hemisphere to spend winter along the shores of the Caspian Sea.
 
Mahshid Darabi, Homa Rostami, Samaneh Sharifi, Nazanin Abbasi, Saba Arabshahi and Mira Sedaqat are among artists whose works will be shown.
 
The exhibit will be running until February 10 in the forum located on Musavi St., off Taleqani Ave.
 
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