MVCCPOV – Chapter Three – Mosaics and Muslim Performance Art

Continue listening to MVCCPOV: Voices from the Valley. Chapter Three focuses on the college’s grant funded Mosaics program.

Moraine Valley Community College Fine and Performing Arts Center received a grant from the Association of Performing Professionals (APAP) for the Building Bridges: Arts, Culture and Identity program. The program supports MVCC’s Mosaics: Muslim Voices in America programming, which explores the breadth of American culture through the lens of Muslim artists living and practicing in the United States, with a focus on personal narrative. This project envisions a mosaic of stories to celebrate the diversity of Muslims in America. In March 2018, Mosaics presented a week long residency to the campus, featuring performance artist, who also provide instructional and discussion based workshops.

Voices from the Valley got a chance to interview not only the resident artists but the Director of Moraine’s Fine Arts and Performance Center, Tommy Hensel as well. Listen to all four episodes in Chapter Three.

Episode 1 – A MVCC Leader’s point-of-view an Interview with Tommy Hensel

Episode 2 – Just about Creativity an Interview with Aja Black

Episode 3 – You are Beautiful! an Interview with Amirah Sackett

Episode 4 – Syn-Syrianly Yours an Interview with Omar Offendum

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