Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/rss.php en-us This week's events for Arts & Humanities at UT Dallas Love Has No Boundaries - ACC African Orphans Goodwill Mission http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220403521?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220403521?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Thursday, Jul 31
(7 p.m.) Location: Alexander Clark Center.

From Taiwan with Love In Africa

A group of orphans from the Sub-Saharan Africa, one of the poorest areas in the world, will showcase their talents in this goodwill mission performance. These children were housed, cared, and educated under Amitofo Care Center (ACC), a registered non government /non profit (NGO) international organization, founded by a Taiwanese monk Master Hui-Li.  The ACC strives to nourish these children to become compassionate, intelligent, and well-rounded adults with professional and trade skills who will be the future contributors in their communities and countries. 

The program integrates Confucian Classics, ancient Chinese martial arts, Kung-Fu, Chinese, English and traditional African singing and dancing. Please come to witness the amazing accomplishments of these children through the vision and dedication of ACC.

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#solidarity by Mona Kasra http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220410961?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS http://www.utdallas.edu/calendar/event.php?id=1220410961?WT.mc_id=CalendarRSS Saturday, Aug 2 - Saturday, Aug 16 Location: CentralTrak.

Opening Reception: Saturday, Aug 2, 8 - 10 pm  

Description

On August 2nd, Mona Kasra will open her exhibit “#solidarity,” alluding to the growing crossover between the use of self-portrait photographs (selfies) and online activism in the age of social media. Her new video work looks at socially engaged selfies that circulate on social media websites in response to various environmental, economic, political, and social issues around the world, and brings attention to the ways by which these images signify a new form of visual activism in the networked digital era.

The work will be on display through August 16.

 

Bio

 

Mona Kasra

Mona Kasra is a media artist, educator, and a PhD candidate at University of Texas at Dallas in Arts and Technology with a focus in Emerging Media & Communications. Her research is centered around the impact, power, and politics of the digital image in the networked era. Mona has exhibited work in numerous exhibitions, both in gallery and online settings, and has programmed, curated, and juried for several art events and film festivals. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Video Association of Dallas and is represented by the Liliana Bloch Gallery in Dallas.

 

ABOUT CENTRALTRAK

CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, established in 2008, is dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts.  As a live/work space for eight artists, it serves as a community center in the North Texas area for broad intellectual discourse around the arts.  While the residency promotes artistic experimentation through its support of production, the companion gallery encourages critical engagement in a local urban context through exhibitions and related programs. By building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, CentralTrak unites artists from an expansive range of creative disciplines to extend and challenge contemporary notions of artistic practice, creative expression, and the role technology plays in these processes.

 

CentralTrak is supported in part by the generosity of numerous donors and partners from the North Texas area and The University of Texas at Dallas.

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION

CentralTrak

Address: 800 Exposition, Dallas, TX 75226

Hours: Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 during exhibitions, tours available by appointment call (469) 232-7298.

Admission: Free

 

Visit our Website at www.CentralTrak.com for more information

 

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