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(West Hartford, CT – February 24, 2022 ) – This spring University of Saint Joseph will hold a series of events called “Embracing Our Environment: Integrating the Natural World with the Arts,” made possible by support from the University’s National Endowment of the Humanities and Art Fund.


The next event is Hemispheric Principles: Viewing the Environment Through Music. The event will be on March 2, 2022, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the Crystal Room of Mercy Hall at University of Saint Joseph. This event is free and open to the public and registration is required.


Hemispheric Principles will feature Lee Mixashawn Rozie, a practicing multi-disciplinary and internationally acclaimed Jazz artist. Mr. Rozie holds a degree in History and Ethnomusicology from Trinity College and is equally at home in academic and cultural settings.


Beginning from the point of Indigenous artist, using ancient cultural principles, maritime arts, and historical data, both written and oral, he has developed a system of “Hemispheric Principles” to inform and guide his artform, more directly referred to as “Wave Art”: sonic, aquatic percussive and harmonic.


Mixashawn offers musical performance and educational workshops on Indigenous music traditional and contemporary, as well as original workshops that utilize his extensive experience as a performer, Indigenous artist, and educator to inspire creativity and natural expression for all ages.


Date:               March 2, 2022

Time:              11 AM – 12 PM ET

Location:         University of Saint Joseph

1678 Asylum Ave

Crystal Room (Mercy Hall)

West Hartford, CT 06117


Pre-registration is required:



Dr. Kirsten Martin

860 231 5385


Additional information about “Embracing Our Environment: Integrating the Natural Environment with the Arts” can be found at


Upcoming events include:

  • March 7 Eco ART: The City as a Living Laboratory (CaLL)
  • March 21 Medicinal Plants in Current Medicines
  • March 28 Ask the River: An Interdisciplinary Movement and Visual Art Project
  • April 13 How Nature is Integrated with Arts in Japan
  • April 20 Poetry and the Environment
  • April 20 USJ Earth Festival
  • Late April/ Early May 2022 Farm to Table: A Roundtable Discussion with the Friends of Holcomb Farm