The post reads: "May Peace Prevail on Earth."
Bedouin Boy Atop Mt. Sinai
Photo by Lorna Rockey
Mother's Day concert benefits coffee shop owner's trip to exhibit her photography in Cairo, Egypt
Minneapolis photographer Lorna Rockey, who owns and operates Rockey Grounds Coffee in Brady Educational Center on UST's south campus, has accepted an invitation to exhibit her photography in Cairo, Egypt.
The exhibit, "terrestrial solidarity: an introspective," which has been on tour for more than a decade, will be displayed in the Wekalet el Ghoury Center for the Arts in Cairo.
Local and international musicians, including a number of St. Thomas music faculty, student and alumni, will give a Mother's Day concert to benefit Rockey's trip at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 11, in Brady Educational Center auditorium.
Everyone is welcome to the free concert. Free-will donations to benefit Rockey's trip will be taken at the door. North African coffee and Egyptian disserts will be available for purchase during intermission.
The concert as well as the exhibit are sponsored by and offered in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, the Wekalet el Ghoury Center for the Arts and St. Thomas' Office for Mission and Department of Justice and Peace Studies.
Rockey, born in Keyna to East Indian parents, took the exhibit's 46 photos during her travels to East Africa, India, England and the Mediterranean region. A fervent traveler, she has visited more than 70 countries and islands and all seven continents. Her photos capture cultural difference but bridge them as well.