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This year we’ll see you at the intersection of music and the visual arts with Mounir Afrangi, who will be sharing a large format painting performance inspired by the music and the energy of Cheat festival. Mounir Afrangi is a Washington DC-based abstract artist who works with mixed media on canvas and furniture to evoke emotion with his curvilinear strokes. 

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Afrangi exhibits regularly in the DC area as well as overseas and has been featured in many publications. In 2010, The Smithsonian, AANM, acquired an Indian ink on paper drawing that he completed when he was 19. It is now part of its permanent collection and travels across the United States. The signature design furniture he makes, that focuses on comfort, energy, as well as aestheticism, has traveled the world from North America to Asia.

In 2010, he was awarded the first place of honors in an art competition at the Jenkins Gallery at the Arlington Arts Center. He has become a part of the several annual events and festivals as he enjoys reaching out to the community during his large format painting performance to emphasis on the connection between the surroundings and art.

Friends of the Cheat is excited to welcome Afrangi to this year’s festival. His 8′ x 8′ painting will be auctioned, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Friends of the Cheat.

See his work and learn more about Mounir Afrangi on his Facebook.