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I Speak ‘Banglish’ – Bangladesh Art Workshop

May 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

I Speak ‘Banglish’,  an art workshop for Bangladeshi and South Asian Youth, will be held in Queens and Brooklyn, New York from May 2 to May 14. I Speak Banglish Workshop is specially designed for kids of Bangladeshi origin. Boys and girls age between 10 – 18 years can participant at the workshop. The workshop is organized by Shetu NYC, supported by Citizens Committee for New York City and co-sponsored by Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts. The aim of the workshop is to explore issues of cultural history and identity through historical art, language, poetry, food and discussions related to issues of regional importance and relevance. Participants will have a great opportunity to showcase their artworks at the final exhibition!

Youth artists will explore their cultural identity and foster civic engagement stemming from their passions while addressing issues in their society. Participants will be invited to analyze poetry, visual and contemporary art to explore ways of impacting their community by creating visual work that speaks to shared values. The workshops will be facilitated by Sharmin Hossain, Director of the Bangladeshi Historical Memory Project. The workshop is free and no art skill is prerequisite skill set is not required.

Space is limited, registration requested.

Participants can participate in any ONE of the locations only

I Speak ‘Banglish’ Workshop Location

Brooklyn Workshop
Session 1: Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Session 2: Sunday, May 7th, 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Khan Tutorial, 188 Dahill Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11218

Queens Workshop
Session 1: Saturday, May 13th, 2017, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Session 2: Sunday, May 14th, 2017, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

BIPA, 36-01 37th Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101

Date of the final exhibition and prize giving ceremony (six prizes for two groups, $100, $75 and $50 gift card) will be announced later.




May 2, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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