Mizna is participating in Northern Spark, a major Twin Cities all-night art festival on June 8! (Yeah, you read that rightALL NIGHT, dusk to dawn.) It's a participatory street art project, and we want you to join us!
We will be hosting a street art installation called "Underpass of the Eyes of Freedom" that will bring the spirit of the recent and ongoing Arab revolutions and uprisings to St. Paul. Festival goers are called to wander into an underpass of the Arab Spring: Take a spray can, an Arabic stencil: reinscribe potent global expressions of resistance and change. Including graffiti designs by Hend Kheera, Islam Shabana, Hamza Salim, Dunya Alwan. Amazing, right?
ARTIST HEND KHEERA WILL BE JOINING US FROM CAIRO. MORE >>
This summer, Mizna will be offering four classes in spoken and written Arabic: Arabic I, II, III, and an Advanced Class. Levels I and II will be 10-week sessions taught by Rita Farah, and Level III and Advanced Arabic: Media & Culture will be intensive 5-week sessions taught by Mohammed Elmeski, Ph.D. Classes will take place in Mizna's office in St. Paul. MORE >>
Aissa Deebi, visual artist and Mizna's Visual Art Curator, is participating in the first-ever Palestinian exhibit OTHERWISE OCCUPIED at the Venice Biennale. Along with another Mizna-published visual artist, Bashir Makhoul, Aissa will be bringing Palestinian art to this major, global art festival that is organized by national pavilions. In this structure, Palestine has never before been represented. Now, these two acclaimed artists have achieved "unofficial" recognition by the Venice Biennale to present their work in a space between national pavilions.
Please support this important achievement by helping to fund Aissa Deebi's ambitious project.
You have until April 5 to contribute and help make this project happen.
Fund this project now! MORE >>
Mizna is a forum for Arab American film, literature, and art. Mizna publishes the only journal of Arab American literature and presents the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
as well as Arab American artists in the visual arts, on stage, in music, and in film—including Simon Shaheen, Suheir Hammad, Hakim Belabbes, Nadia El Fani, Jack Shaheen, Raed Al Helou, Mai Masri, the Iron Sheik, Elias Khoury and others.
an Arab film blog by Mohannad Ghawanmeh.
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|Events: Street Art of the Arab Spring (June 8th, 2013)|
|Events: Summer Arabic Classes (April 26th, 2013)|
|Events: OTHERWISE OCCUPIED: First-ever Palestinian exhibit at upcoming Venice Biennale (March 30th, 2013)|
|Events: Mizna's first Writer-in-Residence, playwright Ismail Khalidi (March 29th, 2013)|
|Events: Novelist Randa Jarrar | May 10 at Honey (March 19th, 2013)|
|Events: Silaat Showcase at St. Paul Almanac's Reading Series (March 16th, 2013)|
|Events: Spring Arabic Classes: Starting February 2013 (February 1st, 2013)|
|Events: Silaat/Connections: Children's Story Hour Saturday, February 23 (January 26th, 2013)|