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CalligRam at the 2006 Annual Assyrian Convention

73rd, Annual Assyrian Convention
Schaumburg, Illinois USA,  August 31 - September 4, 2006.

SPECIAL PRICES: The Assyrian convention is the best time of year to purchase a CalligRam original artwork.  You will meet the artist in person and receive special pricing on your orders.  We look forward to meeting you.  His one of a kind works of art, are a testament to the beauty and form of our ancient language.

CalligRam at the 2004 Eastview Christian Church

 June 13, 2004 - The Eastview Christian Church of Normal IL. held "Faith Under Fire", an Art Exhibit.  The works of Issa Benyamin were featured for his preservation of the Assyrian alphabet through calligraphy.

CalligRam, featured in articles

Read more about Issa Benyamin's work in the following articles:

CalligRam at the 2002 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The Silk Road: Connecting Cultures, Creating Trust
June 26-30, July 3-7 National Mall, Washington, D.C.

"The 2002 Smithsonian Folklife Festival features The Silk Road, a living exhibition of the music, crafts, culinary and narrative traditions involved in the historical cultural interchange between the 'East' and the 'West'."

Issa Benyamin's work have been featured in two articles by Dr. Eden Naby of Harvard University.

And one more featured article in the Assyrian Star:

This festival is held each and will host about 350 traditional artists from various nations such as US, Italy, Turkey, Syria, Armenia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, India, China, and more with over one million visitors expected!

CalligRam Exhibit - Normal IL. March 24, 2000

The Arts Center is proud to present this exhibition of twenty-five calligraphic paintings by Issa Benyamin.  Mr. Benyamin, the first Assyrian calligraphist of the modern age, has devoted more than 55 years of his life to creating outstanding designs, using the Assyrian alphabet, in ink and acrylics on genuine leather. Attend the Art Talk at the Arts Center on  March 28th at 7pm. Issa Benyamin has kindly offered to give a calligraphy demonstration at the Arts Center on Sunday, April  29th, 1-3pm
We would like to thank
Other Ports of downtown Normal for  generously hosting the opening reception.

Anniversary Exhibition: A Great Success !

Thanks to all of our patrons and well wishers who attended our anniversary exhibition; it was a great success !! Some of you came to meet the artist, Issa Benyamin, some to mingle and some to purchase original works of art. This was an exhibition of our heritage and we appreciated your attendance and patronage. Register with us so we can notify you of future Exhibitions in your area.

  • You can now view a few of our patrons and friends
  • View just some of the Artwork displayed at the exhibit.

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