Hooshang's work shown in 2 exhibits in January, February

The art of Ruston resident Hooshang Khorasani will be part of two exhibitions in January and February – one at Yellowstone Arts Museum in Billings, Mont., and one at a two-person show in Rockport, Texas.

Khorasani's 36x36-inch mixed-media painting "The Road Not Taken #2" will be part of the 43rd Art Exhibit and Auction at the Yellowstone Arts Museum from Jan. 27 through March 5. A reception is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 27; the live and silent auction night will be March 5.

The event showcases an eclectic mix of styles that have come to characterize the culture of Montana. Artwork will range from cutting-edge contemporary to traditional landscape and Western. Museum officials say the auction is a premier showcase of art that draws collectors from across the country and features some of the region's most prominent artists.

Mary Maxon and Ellen Ornitz served as jurors. Maxon has been curator of exhibits and collections for the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, S.D., since 1998. Ornitz is a sculptor and has served as the visual arts director for the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture in Bozeman, Mont., since 1997.

The Texas show – "Color Storm" – will be at the Rockport Center for the Arts and will feature Khorasani's abstract and equine works. Simultaneously showing at the center will be the ceramics of Houston artist Steve Maness.

"Color Storm," a series of new work by Khorasani, will run Jan. 26 through Feb. 26 with a reception planned from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 5.