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December 26, 2015

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

All Day Zarathosht Diso
Zoroastrian holyday: On this solemn occasion, Zoroastrians pray at home or at fire temples and hear discourses on the life and teachings of Zarathustra to commemorate his death. [i] Zarathustra, the world’s first Prophet, lived in Iran three or more millennia ago. Zoroastrianism, an ancient monotheistic religion concerned with the battle between good and evil, harmony between nature and humanity, purity, honesty, final judgment, and the reordering of the world, has ties to proto-Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Male priests in a hereditary line offer prayers to God, known as Ahura Mazda (the Wise Lord), on behalf of individuals in the sacred Avestan language. Today, Zoroastrians number only 100,000 worldwide and are a tolerated minority in Muslim Iran.[ii]


[i] Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters. “Interfaith Calendar—Zarathosht Diso.”http://aibtv.com/interfaithcalendar/p-ups/december/zarathosht_diso.htm

[ii] Crim, Keith. The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. P.827-829

8:30 AM - 8:30 PM Drawing=Thinking
Conceived in tandem with Cannot Be Described in Words: Drawing/Daring, at The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, the ‘exhibit’ will activate the gallery by transforming it into an interactive maker space for drawing and thinking. The programming is conceived as a response to The Art Complex Museum exhibit whose participants (four of whom are New England School of Art and Design faculty) share a sense of daring: exploring new approaches, scale and mediums that expand the definition of drawing and add to what that definition can be. 

Drawing = Thinking enhances the gallery as a site actuated by the correspondence of drawing to thinking and vice versa. Workshops and demos will give students and the general public and students the chance to experience the many ways that drawing and thinking overlap.  The results from these will contribute to a growing exhibit in the space of the gallery from November through January. 

All workshops will be during student activity period –on Tuesday or Thursday, from 1 – 2:30p.m. 
Pizza will be provided 
Check the gallery website for schedule of activities:


Related programs and exhibits:

Tuesday, November 10, 6-7:30M
How Architects Think
Associate Professor of Interior Architecture & Design Mark Brus will give a talk on how important architects and interior designers have employed drawing as a mode of thinking and speculate upon the evolving role of drawing and the creative process in the post-digital age. 
Hands –on activity to follow
Pizza will be provided
Evening lecture - working professionals and alumni welcome
Free, please RSVP to vlane@suffolk.edu by November 6





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