Come and enjoy a presentation by a CultureALL ambassador.
CultureALL is an Iowa-based non-profit that involves Iowans of all ages in learning about world cultures. We believe that when individuals learn about other cultures, they gain valuable insights that help them better understand, appreciate, and connect with other people. No matter how different we may seem to be, we are all members of one human community. Simply stated, CultureALL believes that sharing the cultural richness of our community with others will elevate our community and the quality of life for all.
Today's ambassador is Sonal Mistry from India.
Sonal Mistry was born in Gujarat, India. She has been living in the US since 1995. She is a professional henna – or mehndi – designer and is also very well versed in Indian culture, arts, crafts, and dances. Ms. Mistry has earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Chemistry from Gujarat University, India. Ms. Mistry is a natural-born/traditional artist and she further improved her art and mehndi skills during her school and college studies. She learned dandiya (stick dance) at a very young age through her involvement in cultural and folk dance activities and perfected her Dandiya/Garba dance by participating in various folk dance competitions. Over the last 20 years, she has shared her knowledge of Indian culture through a variety of interactive presentations at schools, businesses, parties, cultural affairs, and other community events.