The Role of Women during Periods of Political Change

Dear Friends you are invited to the following event: I am very honored to be representing the women I have met in Afghanistan and speaking of my experiences. April 28th | 6:30 pm Join us for a Panel Discussion International Perspectives: The Role of Women during Periods of Political Change  In light of the recent Russian/Ukrainian conflict in Crimea, the Fellows are hosting a…

Presentation

Dinner at Istanblue and a Movie at Saratoga Film Forum Sunday, March 30th Make it a date night! Saratoga Reads presents View from a Grain of Sand A film by Meena Nanji USA Documentary: 58 minutes, 2006 Sunday, March 30 at the Saratoga Film Fourm 320 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY Three Afghan women tell how international interventions, war, and the rise of political Islam,…

Exhibit Saratoga Art Center February and March

Since we have been having a number of winter snow storms, I thought that this image from my first visit to Afghanistan in February of 2003 would be appropriate.  It brings back fond memories of how safe I felt when I finally ventured out of our guest house door on my own discovering the city in the beauty of a covering of snow.  I…

Afghan Youth Orchestra in Carnegie Hall

Tuesday last week I traveled from Albany to New York City to see/hear the Afghan Youth Orchestra with two young Afghans and their Mother/caretaker while they are in the US going to school. We arrived found parking and wondered around Times Square until it was time to attend the concert.  All of us had been anticipating this day since we had decided to come….

Exhibition:Debunking the Myth of Voodoo and Slavery: A Journey in West Africa

Dear Friends, The exhibition of 34 images is now hanging on the Walls in the Yates gallery. I invite you if you can to visit the Siena College Library to view the work.  The invitation and information concerning the show will follow.  We had –according to my husband Frank’s count– we had almost 80 people attend.  The gallery director, Sergio Sericolo who was a…

West Africa Journey Interview

On Tuesday I was Interviewed by Ann Parillo on Schenectady Today.  This a very short snippet of what is to come  in the upcoming exhibition: Debunking the Myth of Voodoo and Slavery- A Journey in West Africa January 24 – March 15, 2013 (during library hours)   Artist Talk and Opening Reception: Thursday, January 24 – 5-8 p.m. Yates Gallery in the Standish Library…

Woman of Peace Award

December 3, 2012 I was humbled to receive the first Woman of Peace Award from Women Against War at the organization’s 10th year celebration. Both my husband and my mother along with 60 other friends and supporters were present. I was grateful to sit next to my mother who reached over and held my hand as I listened to Maureen Aumand describe so expressively…

Afghan Portraits: Windows of the Soul

Dear Friends, Many of you have mentioned that you are waiting to see some of my new work from the trip to West Africa. I will give a general overview of the trip in my next post for now I would like to share with you a current exhibit I set up just before I left for West Africa and will continue into the…

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