Johnny Johnson

Johnny Johnson visited Cotonou, Benin in October, 2002. On October 2, his visit was kicked off by an exhibit of his work at the Ambassador’s residence in Cotonou, Benin in which over two hundred people attended, including local artists. Many of these artists subsequently attended his master workshops that were held in the following days...
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Karen Gunderson

During her week-long visit to Lome, Togo from September 22 through 28, 2002, Karen Gunderson engaged the Togolese community in many diverse ways. She hosted and participated in discussions with local artists, visited their studios,and held a workshop on painting techniques for them. She spoke to communities comparing American classical and contemporary art and the...
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Karen Koblitz

Ceramic artist Karen Koblitz served as a visiting artist to Moscow, Russia from September 28 through October 5, 2002 for ART in Embassies. On one occasion, she lectured at the Stroganov Art School to a large group of students about contemporary American ceramic artists. Throughout the rest of her visit, she met with professional Russian...
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Eve Andree Laramee

Eve Andree Laramee visited Ottawa and Montreal, Canada from October 10 through 12, 2002 on behalf of ART in Embassies. Her visit to Ottawa was punctuated by a tour of Ottawa’s National Gallery and a dinner held by the Ambassador in which visitors discussed the artist’s work and also the broader topic of the appreciation...
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Valentina Dubasky

New York based artist Valentina Dubasky was chosen to act as an art ambassador for the September 2002 ART in Embassies program in Riga, Latvia and Talinn, Estonia. She presented her works through lectures accompanied by slides to four different groups at the Art Academy of Latvia and the Estonian Art Academy. Her unique style,...
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Michelle Torrez

American artist Michelle Torrez’s visit to Sofia, Bulgaria complemented the Embassy’s opening of an American Impressionism exhibit in which the artist’s paintings were featured. She spent February 15 through 28, 2003 in Bulgaria. During this time, she met and spoke with various groups at high schools and universities about her experiences as an artist in...
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