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Cultural Tapestries: MSAC Apprenticeship Film Series

Thu, Aug 15th 7:30 pm in the The Theater

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This event is Free!

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Join us for an enchanting journey into Maryland’s traditional arts landscape. The Maryland State Arts Council, in collaboration with Wide Angle Youth Media, invites you to a special film screening highlighting the transformative impact of Folklife Apprenticeships.

7:30PM: Featured Films

Hindustani Classical Music Folklife Apprenticeship (5:23)
In 2021-2022, master artist Samia Ahmad (Montgomery County) taught Hindustani classical music to apprentice artist Abraar Ahmad (Montgomery County) in a Folklife Apprenticeship. Film by Wide Angle Youth Media for the Maryland State Arts Council. © 2023 Maryland State Arts Council.

Tamil Kolam Folklife Apprenticeship (7:11)
In 2022-2023, master artist Shanthi Chandrasekar (Montgomery County) taught Tamil kolam (drawing) to apprentice artist Aishwariya Chandrasekar (Montgomery County) in a Folklife Apprenticeship. Film by Wide Angle Youth Media for the Maryland State Arts Council. © 2023 Maryland State Arts Council.

Samoan Fire Dance Folklife Apprenticeship (5:10)
In 2022-2023, master artist Meki Toalepai Sr. (Anne Arundel County) taught Samoan fire dancing to apprentice artist Meki Toalepai Jr. (Anne Arundel County) in a Folklife Apprenticeship. Film by Wide Angle Youth Media for the Maryland State Arts Council. © 2023 Maryland State Arts Council.

8PM: Mingle and Discussion

Following the screenings, engage in stimulating discussions about the Folklife Apprenticeship program. Discover how these apprenticeships provide a platform for mentorship, skill development, and the preservation of Maryland’s cultural traditions. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to celebrate Maryland’s diverse cultural heritage through the lens of traditional arts. Reserve your seat today and be part of this unforgettable cinematic experience!

Folklife Apprenticeships
Folklife Apprenticeships play a pivotal role in nurturing and preserving Maryland’s rich cultural heritage. By funding master artists and apprentice artists to collaborate for one year, this program fosters the transmission of traditional arts from one generation to the next.

Wide Angle Youth Media
Through media arts education, Wide Angle Youth Media collaborates with and amplifies the voices of Baltimore youth to engage audiences across social divides. Our programs inspire creativity and instill confidence in young people, supporting them to navigate school, career, and life.

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