Archive for August, 2012

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Tuesday 21 August, 2012

At The Edge of Your Seat: How Lenelle Moïse Takes a Poet’s Approach to Playwriting

Eyes wide, spines straight, brows furrowed. Poet, playwright, and performance artist Lenelle Moïse enjoys when the audience is at the “edge of their seats.” Whether she’s bonding with the audience in her autobiographical one-woman show Womb Words, Thirsting or exploring the friendship of platonic soulmates in Expatriate, this 2012 Ruby Prize winner models openness, curiosity, […]


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Wednesday 08 August, 2012

Art with a Conscience: Mona El-Bayoumi on Creativity, Egyptian Politics, and being African-Arab

When talking about socially conscious art, which serves a purpose beyond its aesthetic value, a few names come to mind. Mona El-Bayoumi stands among those venerable ranks. An Egyptian-born, Michigan-bred, Washington, D.C.-based artist, Mona exemplifies what it means to be a global artist. Her art is beautiful, but more importantly, it is meaningful. Influenced by […]