For Immediate Release
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Contact: Brittany Lesser
Artwork by Mally Khorasantchi on view in the 22nd Floor Capitol Gallery
Secretary of State Ken Detzner is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of artwork by Florida artist Mally Khorasantchi. The exhibition is on display in the 22nd Floor Capitol Gallery through August 31, 2014.
“Mally Khorasantchi uses color and scale to capture elements of nature in inventive and captivating ways,” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “We are thrilled to be exhibiting this great Florida artist who has participated in the Department of State’s programs for individual artists. I encourage all art lovers to visit the 22nd Floor Capitol Gallery to view Ms. Khorasantchi’s large and beautiful paintings.”
Oil on Canvas
65” x 65”
Mally Khorasantchi was born in Dusseldorf, Germany shortly after the end of World War II. She studied with several noted professional German artists before immigrating to the United States and becoming a permanent resident of Florida in 1992. A successful, full time professional artist since 2005, both private and corporate clients in the U.S. and abroad have collected her work. In 2011 and 2012, Ms. Khorasantchi participated in two Creative Capital Foundation professional development workshops organized by Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc. and the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs. Khorasantchi was recently awarded with the prestigious 2014 “Stars in the Arts Award” by the United Arts Council of Collier County.
The exhibition is part of the Division of Cultural Affairs’ Capitol Complex Exhibition Program and can be seen on the 22nd Floor of the Florida Capitol. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For further information, contact the Division of Cultural Affairs at 850.245.6470.
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About the Division of Cultural Affairs
The Division of Cultural Affairs is Florida’s legislatively designated state arts agency. The Division promotes the arts and culture as essential to quality of life for all Floridians. To achieve its mission, the Division funds and supports cultural programs that provide artistic excellence, diversity, education, access and economic vitality for Florida’s communities. For more information about the Division and its programs, visit florida-arts.org.