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Judith James

Four American artists, including jewelry artist Lisa Vershbow, quiltmaker Michael James, textile artist Judith James, and sculptor Brad Story traveled to Seoul, South Korea for the opening of the exhibit “Flight of Fantasy” at Seoul National University which featured their artwork. From June 28 to July 7, 2007 the artists engaged in a number their...
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Michael James

Four American artists, including jewelry artist Lisa Vershbow, quiltmaker Michael James, textile artist Judith James, and sculptor Brad Story traveled to Seoul, South Korea for the opening of the exhibit “Flight of Fantasy” at Seoul National University which featured their artwork. From June 28 to July 7, 2007 the artists engaged in a number their...
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Brad Story

Four American artists, including jewelry artist Lisa Vershbow, quiltmaker Michael James, textile artist Judith James, and sculptor Brad Story traveled to Seoul, South Korea for the opening of the exhibit “Flight of Fantasy” at Seoul National University which featured their artwork. From June 28 to July 7, 2007 the artists engaged in a number their...
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Lisa Vershbow

Four American artists, including jewelry artist Lisa Vershbow, quiltmaker Michael James, textile artist Judith James, and sculptor Brad Story traveled to Seoul, South Korea for the opening of the exhibit “Flight of Fantasy” at Seoul National University which featured their artwork. From June 28 to July 7, 2007 the artists engaged in a number their...
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Sheila Kramer

Sheila Kramer visited Tel Aviv and Jerusalem from November 16 to 24, 2007 for ART in Embassies American Artists Abroad program. The majority of her visit consisted of workshops with young and high-school aged children, such as the girls of Emunah Girls Seminary. Here, Kramer presented her work and held a hands-on workshop with the...
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Thomas Paquette

American artist Thomas Paquette collaborated with ART in Embassies in January 2006 for a series of lectures and presentations held in Athens and Veria, Greece. The purpose of his visit was to promote the ultimate goal of ART in Embassies by expanding cultural understanding through the arts. He was scheduled for a series of presentations...
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Patricia Spark

Patricia Spark is an American artist most commonly known for her advances and instruction in feltmaking. She traveled to Bishkek, Kyrgystan from September 14, 2006 through September 25, 2006. During this time she hosted master classes, workshops and gave presentations to young students interested in the art of feltmaking. Although feltmaking is popular in Kyrgystan,...
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Arlene Shechet

American artist Arlene Shechet went to Hanoi and Saigon, Vietnam as part of the American Artists Abroad program from March 20 to April 1, 2006. There she presented to groups of students as well as organized artist cooperatives. Her talks consisted of an overview of her portfolio and contemporary New York artist’s works. Shechet reached...
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Linda Touby

Linda Touby served as an Art Ambassador to Kuwait City, Kuwait in December 2006. Some of her most important contacts were with female art students as she shared her experience living and working as an artist in New York City. She was well received and her visit made headlines. Because of her excellent instruction and...
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Elizabeth Ahern

Luso-American painter Elizabeth Ahern participated in ART in Embassies visiting artist’s program in Luanda, Angola from June 12 through 16, 2006. In one of the highlights of the trip, Ahern appeared on a prominent cultural television program in which she participated in a live discussion about her visit and the broader cultural interaction between the...
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Avani Patel

Avani Patel’s works hang in the Ambassador’s residence in Panama City, Panama and the artist was chosen to participate in ART in Embassies visiting artist program from April 18 through 25, 2005. Throughout her stay, she held lectures and workshops for students, local artists and connoisseurs. Through her workshops, Patel encouraged Panamanians artists to explore...
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Josh Simpson

Master glassworker Josh Simpson traveled to Singapore and Brunei from March 26 through April 11, 2004. During his visit he met with artists at the Mahkota Glass Factory and lectured to the public at the University Brunei Darussalam, sharing his insights and techniques with novices and professionals alike.
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Denise Allen

American folk artist Denise Allen was chosen to visit Dakar, Senegal from June 6 through 11, 2004. Throughout her stay in Dakar, she shared her artwork and her experience as an African American female artist with Senegalese artists. The artist specializes in three dimensional needlework embroidery. Throughout her visit she was able to connect with...
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Ernest Varner

Painter and portraitist Ernest Varner acted as an art ambassador for ART in Embassies from March 15 through 19, 2004 in Gaborone, Botswana. He conducted workshops at three different venues and held a lecture that was open to the public at the Botswana National Museum. His visit deeply impacted the artistic community of the area,...
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William Wright

American photographer William Wright visited the Sultanate of Oman from January 10 through 20, 2004 in cooperation with ART in Embassies. His visit involved hands-on photography training sessions with the Society for Fine Arts, lectures to students, administrators and the public at Sultan Qaboos University. Wright’s trip to the university also involved meetings with the...
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Josette Urso

Josette Urso, American watercolor painter, was the invited guest of ART in Embassies for the period November 15 through 19, 2004. The artist held three days of painting classes with a group of students from Reyum Art School in Phnom Penh that involved two in-class sessions and one trip where she encouraged the students to...
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Tjelda Vander Meijen

Artist Tjelda vander Meijden traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland for Art in Embassies in November, 2004 from the 15th through the 18th. Her visit was punctuated with lectures about her meditations on the veil, or burqa, as well as demonstrations of her artistic techniques. Tjelda vander Meijden’s lecture on the veil was attended by many students...
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Merryll Saylan

Merryll Saylan, an American wood turner, journeyed to Fiji at the request of ART in Embassies from February 23 through 27, 2004. He visit comprised of presentations and demonstrations to a wide variety of Fijan people. Her first day began with a presentation to the public at the Fiji Museum which included a slide presentation...
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Joyce Kozloff

Joyce Kozloff visited Istanbul, Turkey from June 7th through the 11th, 2003. Throughout this time she had the experience of meeting with many Turkish artists and activists, exchanging ideas and promoting the Art in Embassies program.
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Laurie Wohl

Fiber artist Laurie Wohl traveled to Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa for a week of cultural programming from September 12 through 21, 2003. Her schedule was full and included visits to many local artist cooperatives, such as Tswaranagang Community Project. Wohl’s visit also comprised of meetings and hands-on workshops with students and teachers at Pretoria...
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