5th Annual ‘Our Neighbors, Ourselves’ Art Gallery & Fundraiser

The gallery experience will feature artwork from dozens of visual artists, as well as live musical performances by Tom Hagerman (of DeVotchKa) Ensemble, Bluebook, and DJ sets by Jonny DeStefano and Christy Thacker. The unique evening of art, music, food, drink and community will debut a collection of original artwork inspired by this year’s theme “Faces of US” – a look into the qualities embodied by the people of our country. A celebration of how they are as unique as they are universal.

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Peace Celebration and Sauti Film Screening

The showing of the moving film Sauti, sharing the stories of girls who have grown up in Kyangwali, an refugee settlement in Uganda. Presentations from CIYOTA leaders from one time waring tribes about their work Pan – Africa. Dance, Art, and Storytelling from emerging peace leaders from the continent of Africa

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The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe

Demons and monkeys battle. Noblemen and women fall in love, perform valiant deeds, and sometimes betray each other. Both the magical events of the world of superheroes and real human experiences familiar to us all fill the stories of the legendary Indian prince Rama. This talk by Dr. Forrest McGill of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco focuses on the Rama epic’s four main characters—the divine hero, the stalwart heroine, the powerful monkey ally, and the ten-headed demon king–as they are portrayed in ancient and contemporary sculptures, paintings, and theater arts, including works from the Denver Art Museum.

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Canvas and Cocktails

S.O.U.L Foundation $40 Open to the public. Purchase your ticket here. Event location: Canvas and Cocktails, 249 Clayton St, Denver, CO 80206 Please join S.O.U.L. Foundation for a fun and relaxing night of painting and sipping on delicious wine at Canvas and Cocktails! A portion of the proceeds will support S.O.U.L.’s initiatives to build a Birthing Center in Uganda.  

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Love Notes

A Lesson in Arabic Calligraphy February is a month to share kind words and gifts to the ones you love. If you are looking to try something new this year, come learn how to create your own Love Notes at Meet the Middle East’s Calligraphy Class. Learn from a world renowned Calligraphist the mastery that is Arabic Calligraphy. This event is perfect for couples who want a non-traditional date night, friends who are looking to make creative gifts for their loved ones, and anyone who is a lover of art. Tickets can be found here and are $15 per person. All supplies included.  Please RSVP to info@meetthemiddleeast.org.

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