TEHRAN (IFP) -- Iranian surrealist painter and senior research associate at Harvard University, Sara Ashrafi, has won the first prize at an annual gala held by the Massachusetts General Hospital for the best painting about Alzheimer’s disease. The Massachusetts General Hospital Frontotemporal Disorders Unit (MGH FTD) hosted an annual gala, "A Night with the Arts for FTD,” at the Royal Sonesta Boston hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on October 18. Held to support Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research, the annual gala and art show was organized by Dr. Brad Dickerson, director of the MGH FTD Unit. Artists and participants in this year’s gala displayed their works of art about Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia disorders. At the conclusion of the art show, a painting from young Iranian artist Sara Ashrafi was chosen as the best work of art. Ashrafi has held several exhibitions in various state-sponsored and private galleries in Switzerland and other European countries in recent years. Sara began her art career as a painter by publishing works of art in Iranian daily newspapers, Kayhan and Abrar, when she was a teenager. She creates extremely personal and surreal moods in her paintings, which reflect a broader aspect of human mentality and behavior despite appearing to be fantastical or personal.
************ Iranian surrealist painter and senior research associate at Harvard University, Sara Ashrafi,