Upcoming Local ART Exhibition


         Opening night : Fri. Oct 27, 2017 from 7 to 11 PM

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Lotus art gallery Presents SAM AN WOVEN ART COLLECTIONS exhibition in collaboration with local artists. This exhibition is the show of rare and unique tribal artifacts from Persia. Our opening night will take place on Fri. Oct 27, 2017 from 7 to 11 PM.

Here is the brief description of this exhibition:

·         Featured artist: Saman Maleknia

·         Show title: SAM AN WOVEN ART COLLECTIONS

·         Date: Oct 27 – Nov 30, 2017

The summary of our important events:

Oct 27th is the opening:

- Presentation of Persian tribal Sofreh and Gilims from 7 different regions of Iran with different techniques of design and weaving.

- Sam Maleknia is the collector who would be available to greet personally with the handwoven enthusiasts.

-There are resident artist who present their paintings which are inspired by Persian woven arts.

- Lotus gallery/cafe is serving snacks, Persian pastries and beverages.

Oct 29th-30th:

Complimentary tour with Sam, He would be talkingabout his deep passion in woven arts, similarities and differences between pile weaving and flat weaving, history of handmade rugs and Persian woven arts, inspirations behind tribal rugs andhis background in Architecture.

There would be other surprising events for the whole months of November that well be announced soon

And here is a brief description of the featured artist/collector of this exhibit:

‘Sam an Woven Art Collections’ demonstrates the deep passion I have for Persian handwoven arts which has accompanied me since being introduced to the richness of this heritage in my early childhood. Before attending architecture school, I started reading and learning about the history and tradition of Persian textiles. My growing interest led me to officially join the Heriz Persian Carpet institute where I acquired my practical knowledge back in Iran in 2001.  After few years of studying Persian Flat and Pile weaving, I acquired my diploma with distinction from the vocational Persian Carpet institute in Iran.

In this exhibition, I would like to proudly present a selection, dear to my heart, of woven artwork which has been meticulously chosen and gathered over a period of several years in Iran'



Thank you everyone for being part of Lotus! oxoxox… Here are some pictures of the past few months.  

What's next, you ask ?

The next reception party will be Last Friday of the Month of October and the exhibit will run till the end of November 2017. There will be a focus on ancient collection of Persian Tribal Rugs and Artistic interpretation of local artists. You will get a chance to view tribal crafts work that is 150 years old for the first time in Canada.     Hope to see you there! 

After that we are thinking of exhibiting art that will focus on Urban landscapes.  After that we are going to be showing you art pieces that were made by local artists of a very popular live model working in Edmonton. 

Artists wishing to submit for the next exhibitions or wanting to propose, please do so under the submission forms in the contact us tab. Thanks    

Next Opening night Party last friday of October, 2017@ 7pm                                                 

(Free Event Night with live music and refreshments).  We will be hosting an awsome paint night too, you can book your spots through group on! It's a lets dance, paint and party time of summer event! Ideally suited for the adventourous at heart! ;) Thanks :)


For more questions about this art exhibit, learn how to submit art work or make a donation to support the resident artists at lotus, please  e-mail Mariam at gallerymariam@gmail.com