AIR Series 102: Iven Simonetti
The sound and story of
end-of-life-care musician | Saturday, February 20th, 2016
Iven Simonetti is a gifted musician who plays, sings and chants his own improvised melodies for a diverse range of listeners. He is also a street musician, multimedia artist and eco teacher performing and teaching worldwide. This evening will exemplify his charity work in hospice and retirement homes. Please come join us!
You can listen some of his music here:
AIR Series 103: Magdaleno Rose-Avila
Witness to Innocence (WI) | Friday, March 25th, 2016
Magdaleno (Leno) is a gifted public speaker, bringing his struggle and a passion for justice to his stories of the past, present and a vision of a more just future. Leno
himself has a long history of civil and human rights work:
WTI described Magdaleno when they made him executive director last year: “Inspiring, motivating and encouraging people are his method of outreach. He inspires others to dream and do the impossible.”
See http://www.magdaleno.org/ for more information about Magdaleno’s career fighting for social and environmental justice.
AIR Series 104: Michael (Mikhail) Pertsev
East and West – Politics, History and Art: two generations of artists in two eras. | Saturday, April 9th, 2016
A country torn by wars and a changing political landscape give rise to a new generation of artists. What does it mean to be an artist in Soviet Russian and later in Italy or Canada? How does living in different regimes affect one’s creativity?
A Russian-born Canadian artist, Mikhail Pertsev, will share his and his father’s journeys as a professional artists.