American Society to Host The Artist’s Garden – Celebrating the Art of Soraya Sarah Nazarian on September 20 in Los Angeles

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The sculpture work of Soraya Sarah Nazarian (seen here in her studio) will be featured at the Artist’s Garden event on September 20th

The American Society of the University of Haifa will host The Artist’s GardenCelebrating the Art of Soraya Sarah Nazarian on Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 2 to 4 PM.

The event will be held at the Nazarian home in Holmby Hills, CA and guests will be invited to stroll through the sculpture gardens to view and learn more about Mrs. Nazarian’s works.  Register Online here.

A highlight of the afternoon will be an auction of one of Mrs. Nazarian’s original sculptures. Refreshments will include garden fare and a special Mrs. Nazarian signature cocktail.  Music will be provided by critically acclaimed music director Rachael Worby and the ground-breaking  performance group MUSE/IQUE. Representatives of the University of Haifa, including Chairman of the Board of Governors Prof. Alfred I. Tauber and President Amos Shapira, will extend greetings from the University.

A distinguished Honorary Committee, composed of members of the California art community and friends of the University of Haifa, has been established. Click here for the full Honorary Committee roster.

All proceeds from the event will be used for scholarships for students at the School of the Arts at the University of Haifa.  The School of the Arts, with Fine Arts, Music and Theater departments, is noted for its emphasis on interdisciplinary studies to bring together components of two or more disciplines to unlock artistic creativity and create new forms of art.

In her more than 25-year art career, Mrs. Nazarian has become a master in the medium of direct carving in stone.  Her work carries themes of motherhood, family, spirituality, and her native Iranian culture.  Many of her pieces will be on view during “The Artist’s Garden” event.  In 2011, Mrs. Nazarian launched the Soraya Sarah Nazarian Artists Initiative, a program designed to assist emerging artists with obtaining studio and exhibition space in the Los Angeles area.

Mrs. Nazaran and her husband, Younes founded the Y & S Nazarian Family Foundation in 2000.  The Foundation is driven by the core belief that the promotion and support of education is the most important catalyst for societal change.  As a result of the family’s vision and support, the Nazarian Library at the University of Haifa has become the largest academic library in Israel, with over 2.5 million books and electronic research tools.

For more information about the Artist’s Garden event, please contact Sherri Morr, ASUH West Coast Director at or 818.203.1541.

Register Online here.

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