“Isfahan” by Shiva Pakdel is among the artwork that will be featured at a new show opening on March 13 at the Madrigal Family Winery Tasting Salon in Sausalito.

SAUSALITO -- On Sunday, March 13, Madrigal Family Winery Tasting Salon & Gallery in Sausalito will host the fifth event in its Art and Wine series, featuring the work of Bay Area Iranian-American artists including Aida Dargahi, Amir Salamat, Arash Shirinbab, Fateme Rezaeefar, Mokhtar Paki and Shiva Pakdel, with art curation by Shiva Pakdel and Haleh Douraghy.

This exhibition is a celebration of Norouz (Persian New Year) and Persian art and heritage, the fabric of Persian identity.

In the past few decades, Iranian art has gone through a great deal of transformation, juxtaposing traditional and modern expression. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to myriad avant-garde Iranian-American artists representing this transition. The installation will be on view in the Madrigal Salon March 11 through April 7.

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Norouz is the celebration of renewal with the rebirth of spring. It is a secular holiday that marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the new year in the Iranian calendar, which is celebrated on the vernal equinox as the sun crosses the equator. Norouz is celebrated all over the world by over 110 million people who trace their heritage to the ancient Persians. The Norouz tradition goes back 2,500 years. March Equinox in San Francisco is on March 19 at 9:30 p.m.

Entrance to the Madrigal art and wine event is complimentary. RSVP to Patricia Gatti at sausalito@madrigalfamilywinery.com.

The Madrigal Family Winery Tasting Salon & Gallery at 819 Bridgeway, Sausalito, is open from noon to 8 p.m. daily and closed Wednesdays. For information, contact Patricia at 415-729-9549 or pgatti@madrigalfamilywinery.com.

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