Canción de La Magdalena (Song of The Magdalene) is a collaboration between singer-songwriter and sociologist Raquel Z. Rivera and artist Tanya Torres. The project explores the biblical/mythical figure of Mary Magdalene, providing multiple alternatives to her most common portrayal as a redeemed prostitute. Canción de La Magdalena consists of a CD of songs titled Las 7 Salves de La Magdalena (7 Songs of Praise for The Magdalene) composed by Rivera and based on Dominican, Puerto Rican and other Caribbean musical traditions, and a series of paintings by Torres exploring the art and philosophy that Mary Magdalene has inspired throughout the centuries. Canción de La Magdalena proposes Mary Magdalene as a historical and mythical character who can serve as a starting point for dialogues about women’s leadership, artistic creation, religious and musical traditions, feminism and social change.
September 10, 2010, 7:00 pm
St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery (2nd Ave. and 10th St.)
The event will feature live music by Raquel Z. Rivera & Ojos de Sofia
and an art exhibit by Tanya Torres.
No cover charge.
For more information about the project: www.songofthemagdalene.com
To listen to the music from the CD: www.ojosdesofia.com
Mary Magdalene paintings by Tanya Torres
Graduate Education, Dissertation Completion and Graduate Student and Faculty Fellowships Awards and Opportunities
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports green card holders, naturalized citizens, or the child of at least one naturalized parent for up to two years of graduate study in any subject at any U.S. higher education institution. A first year graduate student would be eligible. The fellowship provides $25,000 plus half tuition (up to $20,000 per academic year). The deadline is November 1, 2010.
For more information, please visit: www.pdsoros.org
The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), Inc. is accepting applications for the 2011 AAHHE/ETS Outstanding Dissertation Competition. The deadline to submit an application is September 7. Please refer to the AAHHE web site, Please refer to the AAHHE web site, http://www.aahhe.org for additional details regarding the
competition and to access the the required application forms.
The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), Inc., is also accepting applications for two fellowship programs: (1) The AAHHE Graduate Student Fellows Program (GSFP) and (2) The AAHHE Junior Faculty Fellows Program. Applications are due October 1, 2010.
Graduate and faculty fellows will attend the 2011 AAHHE National Conference: “Creative Solutions for Challenging Times in Higher Education,” which will be held March 3-5, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, TX. Participation in both fellowship programs will begin on Tuesday, March 1, continue throughout the conference, and end on the evening of Saturday March 5.
For more information, please visit the AAHHE website, at: http://www.aahhe.org
“Projecting Arts” Exhibition at Centro
A group show presented by Centro and Arte Sin Fronteras, “Projecting Arts,” will run at the Centro library through September 3. Consisting of mixed media, the show was curated by Fabian Tacuri, of Arte Sin Fronteras, which is based on Long Island, and Centro’s Rosalie Roman. It features works in painting, photography, and video by Enrique Renioso, Amaru Chiza, Sandra Geraci, Fabian Tacuri, Andrés Fermin, Daniel Reinoso, Amanda Bermúdez, Jonathan Figueroa, and Justin Reyes.
The opening reception was attended by many local artists, including photographer Marlis Momber and graphic designer Kenneth Kaiser, as well as Centro staff.
Arte Sin Fronteras has participated in diverse cultural, civic and community events throughout New York promoting Ecuadorian culture though art. The group also exhibits talent from other Latin American cultures, including the Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Mexican.
CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS FROM THE SHOW!