World Artists Experiences

World Artists Experiences (WAE) bridges international understanding through cultural and citizen diplomacy in communities, colleges and schools. The arts are used as an international language.

WAE encourages international interaction by providing channels of communication and exchange; including opportunities for educators and students, cultural experiences, direct public interaction with the world's people, and empowerment of students to become world leaders.

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   Chinese New Year Celebration




   Chinese New Year - Year of the Goat

The Year of the Goat starts on February 19, 2015 (the Lunar New Year/Spring Festival of China) and lasts until February 7, 2016.

Activities during the festival will include puppeteers from Shaanxi, China, demonstrating puppet-making, doll makers, paper cutting, Chinese language lessons, name writing using Chinese characters, a photography exhibit, and a film on the Chinese Spring Festival.

Performance times as indicated:

Monday, February 9, 2015
Activities at 5:30 PM; Performance 6:00-8:00 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Activities 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Country Club Mall
1262 Vocke Road
Cumberland, MD 21502

Monday, February 16, 2015
Activities 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Avalon Theatre
30 Dover Street
Easton, Maryland 21601

The Chinese New Year Celebration is sponsored by World Artists' Experiences, a non-profit organization that bridges international understanding through cultural and citizen diplomacy, in partnership with the Embassy of the People's Republic of China.

The performances are free and open to the public on a first come first seated basis; tickets are not required. As always, donations will be accepted and greatly appreciated.

   7th Annual Bridges to the World International Film Festival to Begin in February

7th Annual Bridges to the World International Film Festival to Begin in February

World Artists Experiences and the International Division of Maryland's Office of the Secretary of State invite the public to attend free screenings of five films in the Seventh Annual Bridges to the World International Film Festival. The festival will run for five weeks beginning the week of February 2 and ending March 6 at five venues throughout Maryland.

A film from a different country will be shown each week. The feature films have been chosen by the Embassies of the respective countries.

The films are Monrak Transistor from Thailand, Finding Gaston from Peru, Palme from Sweden, Kora (One Mile Above) from China, and Leo from Kenya.

Each film will be introduced and followed by a discussion. Films will be shown with English subtitles.

In Salisbury, Md., the films will be shown at 7 p.m. on Mondays at 267 Holloway Hall, Salisbury University, 1101 Camden Avenue, telephone: 410-543-6271.

In Cumberland, Md., the films will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the South Penn Elementary School, 500 East 2nd Street, telephone 301-777-1027 or 301-777-1755.

In Annapolis, Md., the films will be shown at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, telephone: 410-647-4482.

In California, Md. the films will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road, telephone: 301-737-2500, ext. 203.

In Towson, Md., the films will be shown at 7 p.m. on Fridays at the Van Bokkelen Hall Auditorium, Towson University, 8000 York Rd. telephone: 410-704-6390.

Tickets are not required for these free screenings; however seating is on a first-come basis. Note: Film may change as designated.

World Artists Experiences and the International Division of Maryland's Office of the Secretary of State, in conjunction with the Embassies of the respective countries invite the public to attend free screenings of five international films, one each from Thailand, Peru, Sweden, China and Kenya.

Schedule is as follows:

Week 1 (Feb 2-6) Thailand: Monrak Transistor (2001)
Week 2 (Feb 9-13 Peru Finding Gaston (2014)
Week 3 (Feb 16-20) Sweden Palme (2012)
Week 4 (Feb 23-27) China Kora (One Mile Above) (2011)
Week 5 (Mar 2-6) Kenya Leo (2014)

2015 International Film Festival Flyer for Annapolis





    Intern Opportunities!

Intern Opportunities!

World Artists Experiences is pleased to offer intern 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. Please see the announcements below for detailed descriptions and application information.

Administrative Internship

Development Internship

Marketing Internship

    Calling Volunteers!

Calling Volunteers!

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.

We invite you to join us.

Please email: wae@comcast.net or Call 410-647-4482 or 410-647-7494

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.

   
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ART EXCHANGE BRIDGES THE WORLD CULTURAL IMMERSION DAYS SHOWCASE THE WORLD WORLD ARTISTS EXPERIENCES SALUTES VOLUNTEERS

In February, World Artists Experiences and the Embassy of the People's Republic of China's Cultural Office worked together to present their first joint student art exchange between American and Chinese elementary students.

The event was billed as a "visual dialogue" between Yijin Elementary School in the Zhejiang Province and Crofton Woods Elementary School in Crofton, Maryland.

The opening celebration, which included songs from both countries performed by students, was held on February 21 at Crofton Woods Elementary. Members from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, and Maryland state and county government representatives attended the reception, as did local artists and members of the community. The final song was sung in darkness. As the song continued to describe the importance of children's lights in the world, the room was filled with candles that the children lit.

Some of the artwork was taken by Crofton Woods to be presented at the National Art Teachers' Association in New York City.

World Artists Experiences' Cultural Immersion day trips to Washington D.C. to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of countries from around the world are becoming extremely popular. To see photos from past Cultural Immersion days, click here: European Union Immersion Day Photos

World Artists Experiences is fueled by the enthusiasm and energy of a large corps of volunteers who work in several program teams: Ambassador Series concerts and events; Cultural Immersion Days; and International Education. Volunteers also lend their time and talents to several support teams: Public Relations / Technology; Development; Legal / Governance; Budget / Finance; Strategic / Long-Range Planning; Personnel and Nominations; and Staff / Volunteers.

Do you believe in our mission and want to join our cadre of volunteers? We would love to hear from you!

To join the many volunteers who support World Artists Experiences, click here. We couldn't do what we do without you!