Wednesday, February 22, 2012

T2f Karachi - March 04 2012 - Quilted Art Exhibition and Talk

T2F Karachi - Quilted Art exhibit & talk

Join us at T2F for an exhibition of
Quilted Art
by members of Sabah Pakistan's home based women artisans from Quetta and Shikarpur

5.30 pm to 9.30 pm 

Sunday March 04 2012

a talk by
Tahereh Sheerazie
Quilted Art workshop conductor

6:00 pm


10-C Sunset Lane 5
Phase 2 Extension - DHA
Karachi | (92-300) 823-0276
Contact: O345 589 2709, 0300 5241244

Supported by SAARC Development Fund and Sungi Development Foundation
Pieces are on display from 5pm till the gallery closes at 9.30 pm Sunday March 04 2012

all pieces are on sale

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Feb 22 2011
Pasadena Ca

so what do i make of a year in Los Angeles
much has happened
yet nothing concrete --lots in the pipe line -sometimes clogged sometimes running smoothly!

Mahera's 'Garden in Shigar' documentary was entered in the WVN film festival in Nov last year.
got tons of viewers and lots of recognition
plenty of good will so far
but no concrete hard cold cash to sponsor the work, get it started, and see it continue.

It has made it to the final round and in a few weeks ill know if it wins an award or not. Irrespective, it gets screened at the Los Angeles film school on March 19, and i sit on a post screening panel discussion with Catinca Tabaracu the CEO of WVN and other panelists.
That in itself is a long long way from Shigar and its reality, from the reasons Mahera filmed, or i taught, from the simple quiet months of engagement with the five girls and practically all of Shigar proper.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Garden in Shigar from Mahera Omar on Vimeo.
(2010) Nusrat, Khezran, Zakia, Asiya and Sajida are five young women from the scenic Shigar Valley in the mountainous northern areas of Pakistan. As interns with the Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP), their project is to landscape the Abruzzi secondary school’s garden in the village of Sainkhor, Shigar, Baltistan. Tahereh, their guide and mentor, has come all the way from Los Angeles, California, to teach the women the principles of design and landscaping. In learning these skills to transform a rubble strewn field into a one-of-a-kind teaching garden, these women sow the seeds for their own transformation.