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Beyond ART: Behnaz Sohrabian's Artist Talk & Sketch Workshop

  • JRB Art at the Elms 2810 North Walker Avenue Oklahoma City, OK, 73103 United States (map)


A perennial favorite of JRB Art, Behnaz Sohrabian, whose colorful lush figures and abstracts never fail to please, is presenting a series of women’s faces that are beautifully appealing and, “without a care in the world”. But on closer inspection we see in their faces feelings and perhaps situations that are not superficially apparent. In fact, we cannot look at these women without creating a story about them. Behnaz was born and raised in Tehran, Iran, where she started painting as a small child. Her passion for art drove her to complete Bachelor Degrees in Art and Applied Chemistry and a Master’s Degree in Art Studies. She moved to Oklahoma as a young woman to be near her family. When asked to describe her work Behnaz comments: “My work is about me, my life---about being a woman.” Behnaz paints women as strong people with depth, power and options. 

Join us for her artist talk and workshop. Please bring sketching materials (graphite, charcoal, sketchbook, paper, or canvas) to create bold sketches! There is no charge for this workshop and no experience necessary.