Collage Making demonstration by Iranian-American Artist, Parinaz Bahadori

McLean Art Society will host a demonstration of collage-making by artist Parinaz Bahadori at McLean Community Center on Friday, January 27 at 11 a.m. Bahadori will show how to make a quick collage using magazines and newspapers that everyone has lying around the house. Plus, she’ll offer some tips on how to create other fun collage works. This event is free and open to the public.

Bahadori a has had a passion for art since her youth and although she practiced architecture for almost 30 years, she transitioned to becoming a full-time artist seven years ago. While she works in acrylics and mixed media focusing on still lifes, abstract paintings and modern Persian calligraphy, she enjoys exploring the shapes of things that go into collage making and offers workshops in her “barn studio.”

Her works have been exhibited at local venues in St. Louis and the D.C. area. She has been featured in Elan magazine and was invited to collaborate with In Series Opera in D.C. to create backdrop panels for their original opera, Handel’s The Tale of Serse, painting symbols of leaves on a tree in Persian calligraphic form. Her goal as an artist is “try to stay loose enough for happy accidents to happen on my canvas.”