Downtism Café – A special café for special youngsters
A small coffee shop with seven tables and walls covered in children’s warm, colorful paintings, a large organ in a corner played by the delicate hands of a boy and a singalong - I am happy and free and grateful - a few girls and boys in their blue and white uniforms serving the customers while accompanying the organ player with the sing-song, moving to the music, and smiling at you with faces looking alike as if they will never grow up… a few shaky hands behind the counter making coffee and serving chocolate cake. This is Downtism Café in the middle of Tehran which is run by girls and boys with down syndrome and autism.
Ali-Akbar Sadeghi - the Iranian painter turns 80
Ali-Akbar Sadeghi'spainting exhibition opened in the heavy snowfall yesterday afternoon,amid a crowd of Iranian artists and art enthusiasts. The exhibition, held at the TehranMuseum of Contemporary Art, celebratedthe eightieth birthdayanniversary ofAli-Akbar Sadeghi and more than 60 years of his artistic activities. Two-hundredworks of arts, including paintings, illustrations, animations, and graphicswere exhibited, displaying one of the most complete exhibitions of this master of painting and multifaceted artist.
Coffee house paintings by Ali-Akbar Sadeghi
Following the exhibition of statues by Tony Cragg at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, the venue is now host to a series of works by Ali-Akbar Sadeghi.The exhibition takes a look at the visual culture and modern and contemporary art of Iran by displaying his seventy years of works as a painter, animator, sculptor, and poet.
Iran International Coffee Festival 2017
Iran International Coffee Festival hosting the best baristas, coffee experts, and coffee brands from across the world will be running for four days from 29 August (15-21 P.M.) in Boustan Goftogou, Tehran.