Mohyeddin Abdulaziz – Arabic Calligraphy

MOHYE HAD TO CANCEL. LOOKS FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR! Mohyeddin Abdulaziz returns to the Folk Arts area to demonstrate and explain the art of Arabic Calligraphy. Calligraphy is decorative rendering of the written word and an important visual art form throughout the Arab world. Writing can range from the simple to the extremely formal and … Read more

Xanadu Dance Collective

Xanadu, was founded in 1972 by the late Kathryn Ferguson who ran it until her death in 2017. The troupe is now acting as a Collective, is managed by a group of 5 alumni from Kathryn’s troupe, and is locally led by Bonnie Grate and Terra Tretbar. The focus of the troupe is to honor … Read more

Fadi Iskandar

Fadi Iskandar is a master violinist from Syria with a deep musical understanding and knowledge of Middle Eastern music, theory, and culture. Trained as a young boy in classical violin, he then learned Middle Eastern music from elders in his community through improvisation and the practice of mastering by ear “maqam” or musical scales. His … Read more

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