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22 Apr 2010

Arts in My Backyard – Staten Island – May

Arts In My Backyard, May, Staten Island No Comments

You can have fun and learn a lot this summer without having to catch the ferry or cross the bridge! Take beading and weaving workshops, learn to make Tibetan dumplings, experience the 1st Annual Garden Tour, visit the zoo to watch the free film series and whatever you do, don’t miss out on the Midsummer Midnight Mixer! Mark these events on your calendar today!

The Bluegrass Hit Parade

Sunday, March 21, 2-3pm

The Bluegrass Hit Parade: 1946-2010 – Band members Vincent Cross, Mark Farrell, Allen Cohen and Bob Wright will present the “signature songs” of the first generation of Bluegrass performers, continue with the most popular songs from the “middle years” and end with 2 new songs written by band members. Hear songs that were made famous by Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scrugs, Jim and Jesse, Jimmy Martin, Reno and Smiley, the Stanely Brothers and the Osborne Brothers. All ages invited, free admission.

Location: St. George Library, 5 Central Avenue

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Staten Island’s Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art opens a new exhibition, Tibetan Portrait: The Power of Compassion on March 29. The exhibition will be open to the public through December 2010.

Tibetan Portrait highlights photographic portraits of Tibetan people by renowned contemporary artist Phil Borges. Borges’ portraits introduce viewers to individuals from a deeply spiritual culture who have been marginalized and displaced by the occupation of their homeland.

Tibetan Portrait also features interactive displays focusing on aspects of traditional Tibetan culture such as a map of Tibet’s changing borders, a moveable display of Himalayan Mountains, audio recordings of mantra chanting, and a hands-on display of Tibetan prayer wheels.

March 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the Dalai Lama’s flight from Tibet and the popular uprising against Chinese occupation.

Art as Small Business

Thursday, March 11, 2010; 7pm

A monthly meeting for artists who are interested in learning how to make their artwork a money-making venture.

Location: COAHSI Office, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Bldg. G

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