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Date: Mar 13, 2008
Hofstra Students Use Art To Respond To Social Injustices
Art of Healing – Healing Through Art: A Multi-Medium Concert of ArtsHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Hofstra Students will respond to social injustices through art at the Art of Healing – Healing Through Art concert on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 8 p.m. at John Cranford Adams Playhouse. The performance is a multi-medium concert using the spoken word, painting, sculpture, photography, film, dance and acting.
The concert is free but there is a suggested donation of $2 for Hofstra students and $5 for non-students. The money will be donated to the charity Doctors Without Borders, an international organization that brings doctors to areas where people have no access to medical services.
During intermission cosponsoring student clubs will be showcasing their work as social artists. The Art of Activism, as the intermission is called, will be an opportunity for the audience to learn about the work being done by a variety of clubs and organizations, including the Progressive Students Union, Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement, the Hofstra University Museum, the Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs, Student Government Association, FONT, IMPACT, InTouch Arts, Danceworks, Students for a Greener Hofstra, Hofstra Concerts, Imani, and Women of Action.
Commenting on the inspiration for the concert, Michael LaFemina, a member of the Progressive Students Union and one of the co-organizers for Art of Healing, offered, “I once heard a professor comment that it is ‘the skill of an artist to be awake,’ and to that I would add, ‘but it is the role of the artist to awaken.”
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