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Bridging People & Cultures Across Continents

Call for Volunteers and Interns

Calling all Volunteers

We Invite You to Join Us. World Artists Experiences is organizing teams of volunteers to build and further the vision of bridging international understanding through cultural and citizen diplomacy in schools, colleges, and communities.

Please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 410-647-4482 and indicate areas which you might enjoy assisting WAE: publicity, development, administrative assistance, web design, fundraising, cultural immersion experiences, cultural ambassadors in schools, international art exchanges, international education month, an international summit, Ambassador Series of world experiences in communities, assisting with the welcoming and hosting international groups, graphic design, as programs, flyers, etc., videotaping, coordinating volunteers, hosting a "house of Friends" to allow many people to know about the organization, building audiences, writing, editing, researching, grant writing, etc.

Internship Opportunities

World Artists Experiences is pleased to offer internship opportunities to college students for the Fall and Spring semesters, and also during the summer months. These are available in the fields of administration, development, and marketing.

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DANILO BRITO QUINTET featuring the choro music of Brazil

DANILO BRITO QUINTET featuring the choro music of Brazil

4/8/2017 Great Hall. St. John's College, 60 College Avenue, Annapolis MD, 7:00 PM.
4/9/2017 St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Corner of Washington and Smallwood
Cumberland, MD. 3 PM

 

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The Danilo Brito Quintent from Brazil will give a free performance at 7 p.m., April 8 in the Great Hall of McDowell Hall at St. John’s College, 60 College Ave., in Annapolis. The program will feature choro music, the cultural musical tradition of Brazil.

A musician who began playing the mandolin at the age of three, Mr. Brito has been winning awards for his presentation of choro music, considered the authentic Brazilian music, since a very young man. Concert reviewers continue to recognize him for his “pure and crystalline” music and as “one of the greatest names of the new generation of Brazilian instrumentalists.”

He has chosen other renowned Brazilian musicians to accompany him. The quintet will play traditional charo instruments to include a 7-string acoustic guitar, a 6-string acoustic guitar, a cavaquinho (like the ukulele), a pandeiro (like tambourine), and a mandolin.

The concert is free of charge. It is presented by World Artists Experiences in cooperation with St. John’s College. World Artists Experiences is a non-profit organization which bridges international understanding through citizen and cultural diplomacy. For additional information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contacts:
Beth Penn
Media Relations, World Artists Experiences
410-544-1742
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Betty McGinnis
President, World Artists Experiences
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EGYPT: THE JOURNEY of the HOLY FAMILY IN EYPGT - Annapolis, Maryland

 

Sunday, March 26.   EGYPT: THE JOURNEY of the HOLY FAMILY IN EYPGT
Lecture by Dr. Eldamaty Mamoud Mohamed, Former Minister of Antiquities of Egypt   First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis. 171 Duke of Gloucester
Annapolis, Maryland 4 PM.  

Dowload the Flyer 

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Exploring Egypt and the Gulf Region - Egyptian Embassy

Egypt and the Gulf Region Cultural Immersion Day

 

Learn about the people, history and culture of Egypt and the region on this special Cultural Immersion Day sponsored by World Artists Experiences whose mission is to promote better understanding of other cultures through the arts. You will be part of a select group invited to meet the ambassador for lunch at the Egyptian Embassy. In addition, there will be visits to the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia and the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman. The program concludes with a visit to the Sackler Museum to see the Turquoise Mountain exhibit featuring Afghan artists and the story of transforming a decimated district of old Kabul into a vibrant cultural and economic center. Transportation, lunch and refreshments are included in the price of $95.00 per person.


To register you must first call (410) 956-2448. Then complete and mail the registration form with payment by check made payable to WORLD ARTISTS EXPERIENCES within 7 days.

Registration deadline is December 1, 2016.

Click Below to Download the Registration Form

pdfRegistration Form - Exploring Egypt and the Gulf Region

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The Prokofiev Guitar Duo

World Artists Experiences Presents
In partnership with the Embassy of Slovenia

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Nejc Kuhar and Mak Grgic. both former students of the revered guitar master Alvaro Pierri. at the University of Music and Performing Arts. Vienna. live now on different sides of the world. Mak is on the faculty at Mount Saint Mary's University in Los Angeles. In addition to curating festivals both in the US and Europe. he spends a distinct portion of his time on the road performing. Nejc holds a professorship at the Vienna Music Academy and Frankfurt Music School. He is also an active performer and recognized composer. When their paths meet they enjoy performing together as the Prokofiev Guitar Duo. a collaboration that was established during their time together in Vienna. Their last US tour. almost three years ago. included a performance at the National Gallery of Art. Prokofiev Guitar Duo is now returning to the Washington DC area with a program consisting of original music. intricate arrangements and Spanish classics.

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pdfEvent Flyer Slovenian Guitar Duo

 

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Federico Longo, Pianist

World Artists Experiences Presents
In partnership with the Embassy of Italy and the Inter-American Development Bank

Federico Longo, Pianist

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Internationally known and highly regarded Italian pianist, Federico Longo, has performed throughout the major cities in Europe. He also has conducted symphony orchestras in Germany, Australia, and Italy. More recently, he has performed piano pieces he has composed in New York City and elsewhere.

 

Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 7 PM 

St. John's College Great Hall of McDowell 60 College Avenue,
Annapolis, Maryland

 FREE CONCERT!

Donations appreciated

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Mari-Liis Uibo - Violinist

World Artists Experiences Presents
In partnership with the Embassy of Egypt
Mari-Liis Uibo - Violinist
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Mari-Liis Uibo completed the Bachelor of Music program at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Austria at the Professor Gerhard Schulz Violin Studio and earned the distinguished Artist Diploma Summa Cum Laude in the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at the Professor Milan Vitek Violin Studio. Mari-Liis has successfully participated in several national and international competitions and has given solo-performances with many orchestras including the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with many well-known conductors and has gained an international reputation in many countries. including the United States. She is the scholarship recipient of the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation. Mari-Liis Uibo is one of many Estonian artists performing on October 1st thoughout the world in celebration of International Music Day. Estonia is a sister state of Harju county in Estonia.

 

Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 12 Noon
in the Rotunda of the State House
on State Circle in Annapolis

 

 FREE CONCERT!

 

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Donations appreciated.

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Luxor Folkloric Dance Troupe

World Artists Experiences Presents
In partnership with the Embassy of Egypt
Luxor Folkloric Dance Troupe

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The Luxor Folkloric Dance Troupe is one of the well known Egyptian folk dance troupes. The group has performed in several countries including Italy, China, France, Malaysia, Tunisia, and Belgium. The Luxor Troupe will perform a number of Egyptian Folkloric dances including Elhagala, lskandrany, Tanoura, Pharonic, Nubian, Falahe and Tahtibe.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase Street, Annapolis, Maryland Telephone 410-647-4482

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FREE CONCERT!

Bridging continents through people and culture

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The World Artists Experiences’ Writing Project

The World Artists Experiences’ Writing Project

 

CALLING ALL WRITERS

Would you like to:

  • Voice your opinions about the need for international understanding?

  • Share your experience with individuals from different cultural back grounds than your own?

  • Have your writing published in a book?

Here is your chance!

We want to hear what you’ve got to say!

The World Artists Experiences’ Writing Project Maryland Connects with the World 2016-2017

CALLING ALL WRITERS

Would you like to:

  • Voice your opinions about the need for international understanding?

  • Share your experience with individuals from different cultural back grounds than your own?

  • Have your writing published in a book?

Here is your chance!

We want to hear what you’ve got to say!

The World Artists Experiences’ Writing Project Maryland Connects with the World 2016-2017

Who can enter?

Any Maryland student in grades 3-12

What is the theme?

Building a More Peaceful World Through Kindness and coMPassion

  • Poems and first person narrative prose, not fiction, should be about your experiences, thoughts and feelings as a member of our interconnected, global world.

  • What are some things you have seen or have done that served to create a more compassionate world?

  • How do you think we can work together to create kinder, more peaceful relationships with people who are different from you?

    What are the guidelines?
  • Please follow the full instructions at www.worldartists.org and click on International Education 2017 Writing Project for complete guidelines, directions and submission form.

  • Only one poem or non-fiction prose requested per student.**

  • Poems should be 30 lines or less. Non-fiction Prose no longer than 500 words.

  • Please submit your entry in Microsoft WORD, on a single page, using Arial font, in 12 pt.

  • Attach your entry at the BOTTOM of the online submission form.

  • Please give your writing a title and double check it for correct spelling, grammar, etc.

  • Thank you for carefully following the guidelines above. Good Luck!

**Teachers are encouraged to provide opportunities for students to receive and make use of feedback on their work before it is submitted.

When is the deadline?

Entries Must Be received By Midnight on December 11, 2016

A panel of respected writers, headed by former Maryland Poet Laureate Dr. Michael S. Glaser will select the works to be published in the Anthol- ogy. Criteria includes: 1) the quality of the ideas and insights about creating a kinder, more compassionate global community; and 2) the effective use of good writing tools that incorporates clear narrative, imagery and comparisons, effective use of details, sounds and rhythms, good grammar, spelling, etc. Representation of voices and diversity of subject matter and points of view will be taken into account in the final selection.

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NEWS FROM WORLD ARTISTS EXPERIENCES - Fall 2016

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WAE Focuses on Vision

World Artists Experiences bridges the world’s communities through showcasing their people and unique cultures. The organization’s goal is to give and receive, build mutual understanding, and offer partnerships. WAE seeks to provide dialogue that encourages respect, friendships that foster trust, and hope that inspires confidence. WAE empowers students, teachers, and communities to be goodwill ambassadors at the grass roots level. They listen, observe, and provide hospitality and inclusiveness as they host each group, resulting in learning and receiving far more than they give. Communities tell stories of how this helps people understand the world from a fresh perspective while connecting their community; 2016–2017 brings artists to carry out the WAE vision from throughout the world in its Ambassador Series of World Experiences.

August hosts Estonia with its great choral tradition being performed by an award-winning girls’ choir.
September performances include Serbia with accordion music (from Bach fugues to the tango to jazz); Mexico presenting the great traditions of Veracruz with dance, music, and poetry; an Italian pianist; and a guitar duo from Slovenia.
November brings visual artists from Uruguay (painter), China paper cutter), and Austria (exhibition by disabled artists).
January 31 welcomes great artists from Beijing, including crafts, acrobatics, and music, to celebrate the Spring Festival.
February 7 we travel to Russia with the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra.
From February 6 to March 10, the 9th Annual Bridges to the World Film Festival offers the spirit of Hungary, Tunisia, Colombia, Jordan, and Korea in six locations (Annapolis, Bowie, California, Cumberland, Salisbury, and Towson).
March, April, and June bring other great artists from Europe, Africa, the Americas, and/or Asia.
All of these can be found on the WAE website: www.worldartists.org, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by calling 410-647-4482.

Immerse yourself in a country or region of the world in one day through the WAE Cultural Immersion Experiences. In the Fall, travel to Arabia and Italy; visit the Baltic region in the Spring.
International education is integral to the WAE vision. The organization develops cultural ambassadors in schools through cultural immersion experiences specifically designed for educators, resources, and other opportunities. Educators are invited to become cultural ambassadors and build international mindedness and world spirit in your school. The annual Building Bridges Writing Project is held for students in grades 3–12.
Annapolis, Maryland, and vicinity is the headquarters for WAE, but the vision radiates throughout other areas where local ambassador teams integrate the artists into their communities. WAE’s community ambassador teams are professional, highly qualified groups that the embassies, ministries of culture, or other international organizations work with WAE to present. We invite you to pass the word on and join us to carry on our conversation with the world. Most of it is free of charge.

Importance of
Cultural Diplomacy
By H.E. Božo Cerar
Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the U.S. Culture has always been of immense importance to
the Slovenian nation. Slo- venian language, art, music and poetry shaped our identity through 14
centu- ries and guided the Slovenian nation to- wards sovereignty 25 years ago. After we declared
our independence in 1991 and gained international recognition, cultur- al diplomacy has been a
powerful tool in enhancing our visibility. It has also facili- tated Slovenian foreign policy in
order to ensure peace, security, prosperity, to establish good bilateral relations, and to work
towards common goals in the mul- tilateral fora.

However, understanding between na- tions starts first by forming individual relationships and ties.
The first step to- wards achieving mutual understanding is to cross boundaries – geographic and
others. It is primarily the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills and the
exposure to different artistic forms of expression, to the richness of heritage and variety of cultural achievements that fosters
cross-cultural awareness, respect and appreciation. Learning from each other through all the
senses, enhances international cooperation in all spheres of social life, including education,
sci- ence, technology and business.
I strongly believe that culture is both an integral part and a medium of every country’s pursuit of
political and eco- nomic contacts. Cultural diplomacy is not only a soft power; it is also a smart
power. By promoting contacts between generations, nations and continents it helps to promote
values of different civilizations and enhances multicultural dialogue. It also promotes
gatherings of people of different religions and back- grounds. Based on knowledge of each
other, cultural diplomacy initiates new thinking and helps us to understand ex- isting and
upcoming challenges. At the same time it enables us to find the right solutions for our common
future.


August hosts Estonia with its great choral tradition being performed by an
award-winning girls’ choir.
September performances include Serbia with accordion music (from Bach fugues to the tango to jazz);
Mexico presenting the great traditions of Vera- cruz with dance, music, and poetry; an Italian
pianist; and a guitar duo from Slovenia.
November brings visual artists from Uruguay (painter), China paper cutter), and Austria (exhibition
by disabled artists).
January 31 welcomes great artists from Beijing, including crafts, acrobatics, and music, to
celebrate the Spring Festival.
February 7 we travel to Russia with the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra.
From February 6 to March 10, the 9th Annual Bridges to the World Film Fes- tival offers the spirit
of Hungary, Tunisia, Colombia, Jordan, and Korea in six locations (Annapolis, Bowie, California,
Cumberland, Salisbury, and Towson). March, April, and June bring other great artists from Europe,
Africa, the Americas, and/or Asia.
All of these can be found on the WAE website: www.worldartists.org, by email- ing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
or by calling 410-647-4482.

Immerse yourself in a country or region of the world in one day through the WAE Cultural Immersion
Experiences. In the Fall, travel to Arabia and Italy; visit the Baltic region in the Spring.
International education is integral to the WAE vision. The organization devel- ops cultural
ambassadors in schools through cultural immersion experiences specifically designed for educators,
resources, and other opportunities. Educa- tors are invited to become cultural ambassadors and
build international mind- edness and world spirit in your school. The annual Building Bridges
Writing Project is held for students in grades 3–12.
Annapolis, Maryland, and vicinity is the headquarters for WAE, but the vi- sion radiates throughout
other areas where local ambassador teams integrate the artists into their communities. WAE’s
community ambassador teams are professional, highly qualified groups that the embassies, ministries
of culture, or other international organizations work with WAE to present. We invite you to pass
the word on and join us to carry on our conversation with the world. Most of it is free of charge.

WAE SALUTES and THANKS
Charles (Bud) Silk - For many years, Bud Silk worked in the finances of Northrop Grumman. As WAE
changed treasurers, Bud Silk came forth to say he would help. Bud has worked tirelessly on
preparing the budget, account- ing for the monies, and completing tax and other forms. Carol
Dowling - Carol worked for ARINC. One day following a cultural immersion experience, Carol said, “I
can help you with the website.” Since 2005, Carol has been the webmaster, organized the hosting
service, and overseen the entire operation of the website.
Because of their dedication, thoughtfulness, and care, the finances and website have run like
clockwork. Words cannot express the thanks of all in WAE to these two dedicated professionals.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Volunteers are the heart and soul of WAE. We need you to serve as goodwill ambassadors and provide
the sup- port services to enrich the WAE. Daily, someone is caring for the vision of bridging
international understanding through cultural and citizen diplomacy. They manage, plan, welcome,
oversee finances, raise monies, organize publicity, encourage development, consider strategic
plans, and serve on a board. The list goes on and on. We encourage you to help us care for our
world by signing up for a team: Ambassador Team in Annapolis and other communities where Ambassador
Series are held, Cul- tural Immersion, International Education, IT, Publicity, Development,
Strategic Planning, Administration, etc.
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help.

 

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