Sunday, November 01, 2009
WCA Member News: Bonnie MacAllister
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Bonnie MacAllister showed work from her Fulbright-Hays: Ethiopia experience, fundraising for the Girls Gotta Run Foundation, and representing the WCA Philadelphia as a part of the Wharton Africa Business Forum (WABF) at a cultural exhibition on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. which showcased a variety of artforms from around the African continent. For over 17 years, WABF has been one of the largest student run African conferences in the U.S., attracting over 500 people from all over the globe.
The exhibition featured works from local artists and cultural organizations, including live African music and dance perfomances as well as a fashion show. The event took place in the Hoover Lounge of Vance Hall on the University of Pennsylvania main campus (@ 38th and Spruce Sts.). The main exhibition room was open to the public from 7:30 to 9:00pm. However, the event continued with addtional live performances in the adjoining room after that time.
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Bonnie MacAllister is a multimedia performance artist. She has performed at the New York Foundation of Arts and the Cat Cat Club in Paris, and her plays have been staged at the Shubin Theatre, Adrienne Theatre, and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally including in Galeria 6 in Mexico, the Utopia Library in Italy, and the Delaware Art Museum. She curates the multimedia label Certain Circuits Media (www.certaincircuits.org) which is currently accepting submissions. Her twitter: @BonnieMacArt