Art and Soul at the Multifaith Center
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Hend Al Mansour Art Lecture & Exhibit: Women, Power, Freedom and Art
Lecture: Tuesday, February 5, 4:30 pm | Multifaith Center, Houghton Chapel
Exhibit: Monday, February 4 to Friday, February 15 | Multifaith Center, Houghton Chapel
Hend Al Mansour’s art explores religious and social belief systems, especially those dealing with women, sexuality and understanding the other. Combining media such as Arabic calligraphy, fabrics, sculptures and scents, Al Mansour creates portraits of women she has researched or interviewed directly. Come experience and be inspired by Al Mansour’s intricate and expressive works of contemporary Arab art and social commentary!
IYEOKA: When Women Were Drummers
Wednesday, February 13th, 7:00 pm | Multifaith Center, Houghton Chapel
A night of spoken- word poetry, music and open mic -
Nigerian- born Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo is one of the most sought after poetry slammers in the country, a 2010 TED Global Fellow and a powerful songstress. When Women Were Drummers is the featured art performance and digital installation of the Lyrics for Literacy project delivering native folk songs, proverbs and wisdom from Esan elders, weaving a diverse tapestry of African and Western language with song and modern poetry.
Diversity and Inclusion Through Interactive Art: A Beacon to the Dream with Michael Dowling
Wednesday, March 6th, 7:00 pm | Houghton Chapel
This is an invitation to all members of the community to honor King’s legacy of inclusion through the creation of parchment and pine lanterns. These lanterns will then encircle the interior of the chapel and go on to be part of a large scale environmental art installation at Castle Hill. Michael Dowling, the artistic director, won renown with “Medicine Wheel”, an annual 24-hour vigil within a major sculptural art installation at BCA commemorating World Aids Day.
Songs of Hope: An evening with singer/songwriters Beth DeSombre and Barbara Kessler
Wednesday, April 10th, 7 pm | Multifaith Center, Houghton Chapel
Beth DeSombre sings new songs that spring from old traditions. She has begun touring across the country and internationally, and her music is played on radio stations across the country. Beth DeSombre is also the Wellesley College Chair of the Environmental Studies Program. Barbara Kessler feels most alive when she’s on stage performing in front of an audience. “I want my audience to feel like we’re having an intimate conversation; an opportunity to connect in a seamless, heartfelt way.”
All Art and Soul events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact us.