This may be short notice but here is my latest show.
Rensselaerville is a wonderful “hill town” full of old houses and people with a lot of spirit. They will be holding an intercultural dialogue with open discussion at 2:00 PM on Saturday April 30, 2011. Screening at Conkling Hall of the award winning documentary film Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think followed by a panel of distinguished guests, including a local Iman and a vetern of the Iraq war, and moderated by a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter. A reception will follow. Free will donation. Reservations are advisable: call 518-797-3459 and leave a message.
12:00-6:00PM Art exhibit at the Way Out Gallery, featuring Kamil Chadirji’s engraved photographs of Iraq during the 1920′ and 1930’s and contemporary photographs from Afghanistan by photojournalist Connie Frisbee Houde. Opening reception is at 5:00PM. Exhibit can also be seen on May 7 and Sunday May 8th.
6:30 PM and 8:30 PM Community dinner (two seatings) at the Palmer House Cafe. Behroush Sharifi, culinary muse and spice supplier to the top chefs in the world is collaborating with Chef Bill Benson to create a “Saffron Smugglers” event. the 6-course menu is informed by the cuisines of India and the Middle East, all fashioned from local ingredients to create an All American feast. Molly O”Neill, author of One Big Table, will interview Sharifi between courses. The prix fixe meal is $40. For reservations call 518-797-3449.
Hope to see you there. In gratitude for all you interest and support.