Worldwide Intercultural Network (WIN) Cleveland
International Arts Show & Bazaar
June 17, 2011
Worldwide Intercultural Network (WIN) Cleveland held their first International Arts Show & Bazaar in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall on June 17, 2011.
Guests came to watch cultural performances, browse artists' creations, sample international food and network with a diverse group of people.
The festivities began with the ringing of a traditional Vietnamese Village Gong on loan from Gia Hoa Ryan and Saigon Plaza. WIN volunteer Joshua Mole did the honors.
WIN board member Arooj Ashraf was the driving force behind the event and served as MC for the evening. She introduced Maxwell Shelly who read some of his poetry.
Poet Maxwell Shelly
9 year old Isabel Moner performed several songs accompanied by her father on guitar and her 7 year old brother on drums.
Isabela Moner and father
Isabela Moner and brother
See more of Isabela Moner's performance.
Iris Water and Brian Langesdale performed on Crystal Bowls and a Didgeridoo
Iris Water and Brian Langesdale
Peruvian cultural dances were performed by Norka Yakobics, Linda Vega Jadira Yacila and Marcia Salas Ayerve.
Norka Yakobics, Linda Vega Jadira Yacila
and Marcia Salas Ayerve
See more of the Peruvian Dancers
Walt Wali Neil drummed and played African instruments
Mahima Venkatesh performed South Indian folk dances Karagattam and Bharatnatyam.
See more of Mahima Venkatesh's performance
Enjoy these other photos from the WIN event.
Event chair Arooj Ashraf and artist Marcella Salgar
WIN board members Pierre Bejjani and Asim Dattta
WIN board member Ms Gia Hoa Ryan was in charge of the excellent food
WIN board member Joe Meissner and daughter at the Friendship Foundation table
Cleveland City Council's Mamie Mitchell
The Venkatesh family
WIN board member Harry Weller
WIN board members Richard Eastburn and Dan Hanson with August Pust
WIN board member Barbara Hawkins hard at work
Arooj Ashraf, Suzanne Adams and Amtul Rahman
Ruchita Verma and WIN board member Angel Galvan
Madhia Querishi, Shahida Ashraf and Thaniyat
Joe Meissner and Tariq Ziyad
WIN board member Laura Fruscella
WIN board member Radhika Reddy
Rosalina Morales and Anitza Molina
Two fisted Joshua Mole
Ilyas and Alyshia Qureshi
Barbara Hawkins, Joe Thomas and Dan Hanson
Steve Schindler, Suzanne Adams,
Jeanette Rosa and Scott Sacchi
Richard Eastburn checks out pysanka from Laurel Tombazzi
Jeanette Rosa shows her raffle prize
Congratulations to event chair Arooj Ashraf and all the WIN volunteers, cultural performers and artists.
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