Asking for a friend: who is Tirazheh Eslami?


Who: Tirazheh Eslami

What: Exhibit Coordinator at the Center of Arts & History (CAH) and art instructor

When: Monday through Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the CAH

Where: Main Gallery in Downtown Lewiston on Main Street

Why get involved or participate in CAH events? Participationg in CAH events will help you to get more involved with the community and build relationships

Get to know a bit more about Tirazheh Eslami:

Where are you from? I am from Iran, Tehran

What did you want to be when you grew up? Coming from family of teachers, I always wanted to be a teacher

A college class that turned out to be surprisingly helpful: My history professor invited all six graduate students in art department, including me, to read about history, theory and discuss it for a semester. I learned a lot!

A quote that has impacted you: “Everything thing you can imagine is real” by Pablo Picasso. That quote helped me to grow.

A piece of art or artist who has impacted you: Ann Hamilton’s “the event of a thread” taught me to not be afraid of working in large scale.

Die-hard fan of: Persian food!

A talent you always wished you had: I wish I could play the setar, a Persian music instrument.

A great piece of advice given to you: You can do it, said by my advisor

Your advice to students or budding artists? Never be afraid of being yourself