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October 5, 2018

Persian Calligraphy Workshop with Majid Roohafza

Participate in a Persian calligraphy workshop on Friday, October 5, held in conjunction with the exhibition, Reminders of Home: Persian Art Connecting Homeland and Diaspora. Persian calligraphy is a rich blend of Persian arts, poetry and history, and is an important aspect of Persian culture. In this interactive workshop, calligrapher Majid Roohafza will discuss different styles of calligraphy and their importance in Persian culture. Attendees will then have the chance to practice Persian calligraphy. Some experience with the Persian language…

Start: October 5, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
End: October 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

January 22, 2019 - April 30, 2019

Exhibit, ‘Black River: Chronicle of a Spiritual Journey’

This spring, the Sonja Haynes Center for Black Culture and History welcomes Greensboro-based artist Charles E. Williams and his exhibition entitled Black River: Chronicle of a Spiritual Journey. The show includes deeply personal works comprised of paintings, photographs, ready-mades and videos. Works in the show bear witness to moments that chronicle his father’s personal struggles that challenged him as a son and tested his own spiritual beliefs. At the age of 15, Williams witnessed his father’s spiritual transformation, which subsequently set…

Start: January 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
End: April 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: The Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum
Phone: +1.919.962.9001
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

February 3, 2019

Persian Art Center in Carolina: Loghman Zaiim, ‘A New Look at Shahnameh, Haft Khan-e Rostam’

Join the Persian Art Center in Carolina for a presentation on Haft Khan-e Rostam by Loghman Zaiim, as retold by Abu ʾl-Qasim Ferdowsi Tusi (c. 940–1020) in Shahnameh (Book of Kings), the world’s longest epic poem created by a single poet. Ferdowsi is celebrated as the most influential figure in Persian literature and one of the greatest in the history of literature. This event is in Persian. The program will begin with a social from 4:00-4:30pm. There will be a…

Start: February 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
End: February 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: The Club House
400 Oak Tree Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States

February 5, 2019

Dilara Maya and Irem Altan, ‘A Visual Journey from Turkey to the Triangle’

The Turkish Circle at Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University presents Dilara Maya and Irem Altan. They will share their stories as young scholars moving from Turkey to the Triangle through their paintings and photographs. There will be a potluck dinner. The Turkish Circle is a community group which meets the first Tuesday of every month and brings together students, scholars and members of the community who are interested in Turkey…

Start: February 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: February 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240, Duke University
Phone: 919.668.1923
2204 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705 United States

February 21, 2019

Lantern Festival Event

The Friendship Association Of Chinese Students And Scholars is holding the Lantern Festival Fair to introduce traditional Chinese culture to attendees. There will be games, chances to win prizes and traditional rice dumplings.

Start: February 21, 2019 @ 6:45 pm
End: February 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Florence and James Peacock Atrium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

February 23, 2019

Yaron Shemer and Michael A. Figueroa, ‘Art Beyond Hostilities: Music and Film in Israel and Palestine’

Often described as the “world’s most intractable conflict,” the crisis embroiling Israel and Palestine has been making headlines for more than 70 years. But behind the violence and deep political and religious divisions lie human stories, told through artistic interventions into the conflict that reflect the possibilities for, and limitations of, Israeli-Palestinian collaboration. This Dialogues seminar will focus on cinema and music as examples of Israelis and Palestinians creating art that goes beyond hostilities. We’ll look at the Oscar-nominated Israeli-Palestinian…

Start: February 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am
End: February 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Venue: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Cost: 65

Journey Into Asia: disORIENT

Every year the Asian-American Students Association (AASA) hosts the Journey Into Asia (JIA), the largest cultural showcase on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus that represents the diversity and culture of the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. JIA provides a platform and outlet for AAPI students to express their identities through diverse, cultural performances. This year’s theme disORIENT derives from Edward Said’s scholarly concept of ‘orientalism’. Published in 1978, Said’s Orientalism is a critique of the West’s patronizing historical, cultural and political perceptions of…

Start: February 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
End: February 23, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Memorial Hall
114 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Cost: 5 – 10

April 2, 2019

Exhibit, ‘Unfolding the Sails of Art: An Exploration of the Theme of Migration Across the Mediterranean’

Laura Grimaldi, an Italian painter based in North Carolina, will open a dialogue with the audience on the topic of migration, human rights and the power of storytelling through art, centered around her artistic project on the contemporary Mediterranean migration crisis. Meet the artist and view the exhibit 10am-3pm. A presentation and Q and A will follow from 3:30-5pm. This event is sponsored by the UNC Department of Romance Studies.

Start: April 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am
End: April 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Dey Hall, Toy Lounge
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 9, 2019

Europe Week: Happy Hour, ‘Europe Through Art’

Happy Hour at the Ackland will feature a special presentation on European textiles from Susan Page. The event will showcase modern and contemporary art from multiple EU member states and will celebrate shared artistic traditions. Ackland experts will anchor the discussion. Register here by March 30. This event is part of Europe Week 2019, which is supported by the generous Getting to Know Europe grant from the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.

Start: April 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: April 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

April 12, 2019

Europe Week Closing Reception: Celebrating the EU Through Sights, Sounds and Stories

Europe Week’s closing reception will feature musical performances, winning images from the Europe Week Photo Contest and the winners of the EU Today Essay Contest. Both photo and essay contest winners will present their work to the audience and explain the significance and meaning it has in characterizing the EU and contemporary Europe. The winners will also be awarded gift certificates to Flyleaf Books. The cuisine served will showcase the cultural diversity of various EU member states. This event is…

Start: April 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Florence and James Peacock Atrium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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