University of Arizona Poetry Series: Naomi Shihab Nye
University of Arizona Poetry Series reading with Naomi Shihab Nye
Presented with the University of Arizona Poetry Center. Sponsored by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, the Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University, the Literary and Prologue Society of the Southwest, Superstition Review, and the Angela and Leonard Singer Endowment for Performing Arts.
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Concert featuring pianist Elizabeth Pridonoff and violinist Steven Moeckel playing a selection of music including Copeland, Gershwin, Bloch and Shoenfeld.
About Violins of Hope:
Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Each violin has its own unique and inspiring story that educates both young and old about the Holocaust in a deeply personal and emotional way. Today these instruments serve not only as powerful reminders of an unimaginable experience but also reinforce key lessons of tolerance, inclusion, and diversity that are essential for today and for future generations.
$5 per person / FREE for members
Join us at 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 28 for the 2018 Phoenix Art Museum Artists’ Grants Recipients exhibition opening and Julio César Morales: Invaders, the 2018 Arlene and Morton Scult Artist Award Recipient.
Schedule for the evening:
6:30 – 7:00 pm Presentation by Julio César Morales, the 2018 Arlene and Morton Scult Artist Award Recipient, and Q&A with the artist.
7:00 pm Cash bar and exhibition viewing
*Stay tuned for an announcement about the "Call for Submissions" for the 2019 Artists’ Grants Recipients.
This presentation by the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona begins with basic terminology and demographics of Muslims in the United States and the world, describes the major beliefs and practices of Islam, including major Muslim holidays. It also addresses common misconceptions about Islam and Muslims and describes its relation to other religions, including Judaism and Christianity.
About the Islamic Speakers Bureau:
The Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona (ISBA) is a non-profit, apolitical,educational organization founded in 1999. ISBA is an outreach institution thatprovides education about Islam and Muslims, builds cultural awareness andpromotes interfaith dialogue and collaborations.
The Art of Peaceful Living: A Public Talk and Meditation with International Teacher, Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
Within our mind lies an extraordinary potential for inner peace and happiness. Through the simple practice of meditation we can learn to access that potential. In meditation we learn to let go of the agitated states of mind, such as anger, that produce unhappiness, and instead to cultivate peaceful, powerful minds such as love, acceptance, wisdom, and joy. We also learn to transform our day-to-day experiences, especially our conflicts and problems, into opportunities for developing these peaceful minds. In this way, we learn the art of being peaceful and the special skill of creating happiness for ourselves and others.
Gen-la Kelsang Jampa is the Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition -- International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) and Resident Teacher of the International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon. He is an American Buddhist monk dedicated to helping people solve their daily problems by developing the capacity of their mind through the practice of meditation and modern Buddhism. Gen-la Jampa has been a student of Buddhist master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years. Under Geshe Kelsang's guidance, he has taught at many centers and event internationally. Gen-la is well loved for his clear and inspiring teachings, and his ability to touch people's hearts through his sincerity and loving-kindness.
Space is limited, advance purchase is recommended.
Seating is first-come, first-seated.
Doors to Whiteman Hall open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm.
The Whole Story returns to Phoenix Art Museum in 2019! Now in its fourth year, the live storytelling show seeks to bring greater depth and breadth to our understanding of the human experience from the Black perspective and celebrates the nuances of our humanity. To learn how to be a part of The Whole Story, visit www.thewholestoryis.com.