to Nov 26

To Contain and To Serve Exhibition


Open to public on Fridays and Saturdays, 1 – 5 p.m. from October 28 to November 24.

Exclusive extension with artists' walk-through: Sunday, October 26, 1 - 3 p.m.

Where: Gallery and Art & Lecture Room of ICCNC at 1433 Madison St., Oakland, CA 94612

Private visits outside the gallery hours are possible by contacting or calling Arash at 510-283-4518.

Free and open to the public. All are welcome.


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Opening Reception Ceremony of “To Contain and to Serve”

An Exhibition of Ceramics and Calligraphy

When: Saturday, October 28, 4 – 6 p.m.

Where: 1433 Madison St., Oakland, CA 94612

Join two award-winning artists, Arabic-Persian calligrapher Arash Shirinbab and ceramicist Forrest Lesch-Middelton, as they share the results of their unique dialogue, and celebrate the power of art to build community.


Please RSVP for the event by using the form below.

Free and open to the public. All are welcome. Refreshments served.

Artworks are for sale and the proceeds will help the artists to continue working together and establish a sustainable collaboration.

“To Contain and to Serve” is a collaboration between Arash Shirinbab and Forrest Lesch-Middelton, which resulted in a series of calligraphy-inscribed ceramic tiles, vessels, and installations revolving around the interplay of hospitality, morality and justice in contemporary cultural and media landscapes.

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