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প্রকাশ Prokash/Reveal performance

“প্রকাশ ” পারফরমেন্স/ কৃতকলা পরিচালনায় শিল্পী এবং সমাজকর্মী মনিকা জাহান বোস| সার্বিক সহযোগিতায় – আর্টস অ্যান্ড ডেমক্রেসী| শনিবার, ৯ই অক্টোবর, বিকাল ৪:৩০ থেকে ৬:৩০, এভিনিউ সি প্লাজা প্রকাশের সমাপনী পারফরমেন্স এবং আবৃত্তি। জেন্ডার / লিঙ্গ/ যৌনতা , মানসিক স্বাস্থ্য, এবং অভিবাসন / বর্ণবাদ বিষয়ে আমরা...

by Monica Bose on October 16th, 2021
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A dreamy project!

The Concrete Dreams public art installation was a fantastic four day event in Adams Morgan at the DC Arts Center, culminating many months of work on the project by people from DC to Katakhali Village, Bangladesh. The saris were installed on the roof of the...

by Monica Bose on June 9th, 2021
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Concrete Dreams!!

Join us to experience CONCRETE DREAMS at the exterior and sidewalk in front of the DC Arts Center in May 2021.  Tentatively scheduled for May 20-23, 2021.  Dates may shift based on weather.  Check here for latest updates. Location: DC Arts Center (exterior/sidewalk), 2438 18thStreet,...

by Monica Bose on May 11th, 2021
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Earth Day 2021 Presentation

Thank you to everyone who tuned in for our Storytelling with Saris Earth Day Presentation on April 22 at noon EDT. We had over 800 people watching it on this website and on Facebook. Here is the full presentation, including the screening of the Warming...

by Monica Bose on May 2nd, 2021
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Final Concrete Dreams Zoom workshop

It was not easy to do an art and poetry workshop about our dreams and our future so soon after the horrendous mass killings of Asian women in Atlanta and just as the trial in the George Floyd murder is starting. But it was a...

by Monica Bose on April 1st, 2021
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Climate Justice Poetry Workshop

By our guest blogger, student intern Nella Hoogeboom, writing from London. On the 11th of February I attended the Concrete Dreams Poetry and Art workshop on Zoom. We started off the workshop with a short introduction, with everyone saying their names and one word they...

by Monica Bose on February 15th, 2021
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Refreshed and Renewed!

The feedback from the Virtual Book Launch of “Renew” has been super positive, with one participant saying she loved the poems, found the discussion fascinating, and was “floating with joy” the next day. We celebrated new beginnings in a salon-style afternoon — many of us...

by Monica Bose on February 6th, 2021
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Poetry Inspired by the Capitol

On the 14th of January 2021 I had the opportunity to participate in the Concrete Dreams poetry and art workshop on Zoom. The workshop engages the public to create art and poetry which will be part of the public art project Concrete Dreams, to be...

by Monica Bose on January 17th, 2021
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Sound Piece “Slow/Lent/আস্তে/Miadana”

Our new musical soundpiece Slow/Lent/আস্তে/Miadana was released today as part of a radio conversation hosted by Karen Baker on the Behind the Mind Show on We Act Radio in Washington DC. Washington-DC based artist Monica Jahan Bose and Paris-based musician Nirina Lune have collaborated on...

by Monica Bose on October 9th, 2020
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Driveway Art Salon

We had 29 people join us over various time slots for the first outdoor driveway/garden salon behind my studio. It was a beautiful breezy evening for our Driveway Art Salon. We had a book launch for RENEW and screened three new short films based on...

by Monica Bose on September 13th, 2020
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