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Assar Art Gallery is pleased to announce its collaboration with Aaran Art Gallery to support the Omid-e-Mehr foundation in Tehran.  

The current exhibition is a selection of works by Iranian contemporary artists who have generously donated their works to the foundation.
The exhibition will run from Thursday, February 2, 2012 (private view) to Sunday, February 6, 2012 at Assar Art Gallery.
Omid-e-Mehr's mission is to strengthen the social, emotional and economic competencies of disadvantaged young women (aged 15-25) in Iran, providing them with a sense of self-empowerment, education and training.
In Omid's center in Tehran, these young women are offered a welcoming and containing social environment, psychological and personal development through therapeutic intervention and workshops, socail and recreational activities to facilitate social integration and readjustment, structured educational and vocational training and job placement.
The proceeds from this exhibition will be used to further the mission of the foundation.

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