Help us support local art in our 50th year by donating and we’ll provide exclusive access to Salon Party, a virtual presentation of art, music and conversation. Inspired by the enlightened gatherings of creative minds throughout history, Salon Party is hosted by CEO Dayna Del Val and will feature performances from Silver Winds Flute Quartet as well as a look at Hamzat A. Koriko’s work with the African Arts Arena.
Generously sponsored by Choice Bank, this live event, set for Sunday, October 11, is part TED-talk, part concert and part community building wrapped up into one afternoon.
With apprised takes on art, the scheduled speakers both have a connection through music, with Koriko’s interests lying in percussion and the Silver Winds as a professional flute ensemble.
Koriko earned a PhD in educational foundations and research from the University of North Dakota. He founded African Arts Arena with the goal of educating community members through arts, conferences, workshops across the state, teaching people about African cultures to promote cultural tolerance in the community.
The Silver Winds are a group of professional flute players that perform locally in Fargo-Moorhead. Making up the Silver Winds, members Kirstin Carlson, Deb Haarsager, Peggy Hammerling and Erika Tomten, have experience playing in concert bands, symphonies and performing arts organizations in the area.
Donate $250 or more (by October 7) and receive a hand-delivered bottle of wine (or something nonalcoholic) and cookies from Nichole’s Fine Pastry to your home by staff of The Arts Partnership before Salon Party begins.