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CALLIGRAPHY ON PLATTER

for the cookware company OurPlace

In 2020 Parinaz was commissioned by the innovative cookware company, OurPlace, to design the calligraphy for their limited edition platter commemorating Persian New Year and the cooking of Tahdig, a favorite crusty bottom to Persian rice. The words "Noosheh Joon" appear on the platter - this means "nourish the soul" and is used by Iranians to say bon appétit. 

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SCENIC SET PAINTING

IN Series Opera, Washington, DC

In 2019, a local innovative Opera company, the INSeries Opera, asked Parinaz to collaborate on the scenic painting for their original opera Handel’s “The Tale of Serse” which had been modified by the director to feature the poetry of Rumi. Parinaz created a backdrop to the magnificent opera with the words of Rumi in their Persian calligraphic form. These panels symbolized the leaves on a tree, the central theme of this Opera’s most famous Aria (Ombra Mai Fu). The press coverage in the Washington Post was very positive and a local NPR station featured Parinaz and the director, Timothy Nelson in discussion about this innovative opera and set design.

BLOGGER for ART4USCOOP

Parinaz is a guest blogger for the International Arts Cooperative ART4US

Her blogs can be accessed from this link:

https://www.art-4-us.com/blog-1

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Iranian American Community Center

As the Volunteer Director of Arts Programming at the Iranian American Community Center for almost two years, Parinaz organized community, student and individual art exhibits and initiated the first annual Norooz Bazaar featuring the art and crafts of local artists in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

McLean Project for the Arts

Parinaz helped develop a hands-on activity introducing children to basic design and structural principles at the annual festival held by the McLean Project for the Arts.