Arabs at Art-a-Whirl
Mizna will soon be leaving the California Building and Northeast Minneapolis! So this year's Art-a-Whirl is a last-Northeast-hoorah. Stop by sometime on Saturday or Sunday, May 19 and 20, to view Fatima Zahra's visual art, catch Fatima doing some live painting, or hear the music of Amwaaj, an Arab music ensemble.
Visual art Saturday and Sunday. Occasional live painting
Exhibition reception Saturday, May 19, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Performance by Amwaaj, Sunday, May 20, 3 p.m.
Mizna, Suite 109A, California Building
2205 Californa St. Suite 109A, Minneapolis, MN 55418.
Amwaaj's performance is co-sponsored by the Arab American Cultural Institute.
Fatima Zahra is a visual artist from Morocco. Moving to the United States six years ago sparked in her a curiosity about identity and perception, specifically how others perceive and subsequently affect one's self. Her art is an attempt to capture this reciprocal relationship. She is interested in the figure, in its standing with or without its surroundings, and its emotional relevance.
Thank you for your generosity in supporting Mizna, a Minneapolis-based Arab American cultural organization with a mission to celebrate expression and diversity in the Arab community! Mizna was formed in 1998 and has done much work to promote Arab American artistic expression since that time. We publish a nationally recognized literary journal, and have presented several well-attended community arts events as well. We do all of this work as a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that survives on grants and donations. Your donation will greatly help us to continue our important mission. Mizna is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are deductible for U.S. taxpayers. Learn more or donate now.
Twin Cities Arab Film Festival as well as some of the most talented 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.
Cinema Arabiata an Arab film blog by Mohannad Ghawanmeh.
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