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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.

Josh Mole bangs Vietnames gong

Joshua Mole




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

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 father



Isabela Moner and brother

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 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.

Peruvian dancers Norka Yakobics, Linda Vega Jadira Yacila and Marcia Salas Ayerve

Norka Yakobics, Linda Vega Jadira Yacila
and Marcia Salas Ayerve




Peruvian Dancer

See more of the Peruvian Dancers


Walt Wali Neil played some African instruments

Walt Wali Neil drummed and played African instruments


Mahima Venkatesh performed South Indian folk dances Karagattam and Bharatnatyam.

Mahima Venkatesh performing South Indian folk dances

Mahima Venkatesh



Mahima Venkatesh performing South Indian folk dance

See more of Mahima Venkatesh's performance


Enjoy these other photos from the WIN event.

Arooj Ashraf and Marcella Salgar

Event chair Arooj Ashraf and artist Marcella Salgar


WIN board members Pierre Bejjani and Asim Dattta

WIN board members Pierre Bejjani and Asim Dattta


Ms Gia Hoa Ryan was in charge of the excellent food

WIN board member Ms Gia Hoa Ryan was in charge of the excellent food


Joe Mesinner and daughter at the Friendship Foundation table

WIN board member Joe Meissner and daughter at the Friendship Foundation table


Cleveland City Council's Mamie Mitchell

Cleveland City Council's Mamie Mitchell


The Venkatesh family

The Venkatesh family


WIN board member Harry Weller

WIN board member Harry Weller


Linda Hupert

Linda Hupert


WIN board members Richard Eastburn and Dan Hanson with August Pust

WIN board members Richard Eastburn and Dan Hanson with August Pust


WIN board member Barbara Hawkins hard at work

WIN board member Barbara Hawkins hard at work


Arooj Ashraf, Suzanne Adams and Amtul Rahman

Arooj Ashraf, Suzanne Adams and Amtul Rahman


Ruchita Verma and Angel Galvan

Ruchita Verma and WIN board member Angel Galvan


Madhia Querishi, Shahida Ashraf and Thaniyat

Madhia Querishi, Shahida Ashraf and Thaniyat


Joe Meissner and Tariq Ziyad

Joe Meissner and Tariq Ziyad


WIN board member Laura Fruscella

WIN board member Laura Fruscella


WIN board member Radhika Reddy

WIN board member Radhika Reddy


Rosalina Morales and Anitza Molina

Rosalina Morales and Anitza Molina


Two fisted Joshua Mole

Two fisted Joshua Mole


Ilyas and Alyshia Qureshi

Ilyas and Alyshia Qureshi


Barbara Hawkins, Joe Thomas and Dan Hanson

Barbara Hawkins, Joe Thomas and Dan Hanson


Steve Schindler, Suzanne Adams, Jeanette Rosa and Scott Sacchi

Steve Schindler, Suzanne Adams,
Jeanette Rosa and Scott Sacchi


Richard Eastburn checks out pysanka from Laurel Tombazzi

Richard Eastburn checks out pysanka from Laurel Tombazzi


Jeanette Rosa shows her raffle prize

Jeanette Rosa shows her raffle prize


WIN Table

WIN Table


Congratulations to event chair Arooj Ashraf and all the WIN volunteers, cultural performers and artists.




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