The doors of Soori Gallery have opened once more in Carmel’s Arts and Design District, this time at 33 E. Main St.
After finding she wasn’t using much of the space at her previous three-floor location at 258 W. Main St., gallery owner Dr. Soori Ardalan decided to move her business from the spot it’s occupied for four years. Prior to its move to the Arts and Design District, Soori Gallery was located in Zionsville.
A former anesthesiologist, Ardalan decided to pursue her second passion, art, after leaving the medical field.
“When I slowed down in anesthesia, I decided to open an art gallery,” she said. “I was an art collector originally, so I decided to share it with everyone else.”
Soori Gallery specializes in sculpture, featuring pieces from Angelo Basso, Martin Eichinger, Jerry Joslin and Misha Frid, among others. The gallery recently began displaying pieces done in Lalique crystal and Boehm porcelain.
Ardalan said she chose sculpture to deal in because the medium has always had a calming effect on her.
“One time, a surgeon who I used to do anesthesia for came to my gallery and asked what I was doing there,” she said. “I said I was looking for a medium that’s nice to look at, that’s relaxing and that makes you feel good.”
Soory Gallery is now open at 33 E. Main St. in Carmel. For more information, visit www.soorigallery.com or call 843-2787.