More eyes on art and VBB!

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Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB) is a nonprofit arts organization that is opened to artists, organizations, and everyone in Houston (and even to those who are visiting)!

VBB shows a variety of events, ranging from poetry readings to music performances and to interesting installations of artwork. What I really like about VBB is its emphasis on the idea of merging together various cultures, backgrounds, and religions of different people. VBB never leaves you disappointed, because you are exposed to all of these different and fascinating perspectives from people. Hence, the purpose of VBB is to “break boundaries” through the use of art; and creating art is the method of the artist’s “voice.”

The founding director of VBB is Sehba Sarwar, who used to be my creative writing teacher back in high school. She is now my encouraging mentor, who always tells me to keep on writing, and a good friend. I remember how I was selected as one of the featured student writers for VBB, when I read one of my short stories at Borders in Meyerland back then…

Anyway, it’s been a while since I last saw Sehba, probably last summer… And to think that we are both still in Houston, too! Ah, again, I’m blaming it on my busy schedule as a college student. There’s so much to do in Houston! And there are just not enough hours in a day! Well, I’m going to mark a few of these events on my calendar, because I miss VBB and Sehba!

If you love art and learning about different cultures, you should come to these (upcoming) events. And bring your friends along too!

1. “Hardly Soft: A Mixed Media Installation” by Anila Quayyum Agha & Marie Weichman
2. 2006 Valiente Award: Farnoosh Moshiri
3. Cultural Narrative: David Barsamian
4. Words for Peace 4: Dramatic Reading of “Voices of a People’s History”

…and more to come.

Details are at http://www.vbbarts.org/index.htm.

*Note: Photo courtesy of VBB.

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