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Tess-Marie White

United States

  • City, State: Oakland, CA
  • Geographic Location: North America
  • Age: 30


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Adela, an expert in indigenous basket weaving and active teacher in the A.R.T. program in Colombia, demonstrates her craft.

Friday, August 01, 2008 12:00 AM

Millions of people around the world are currently considered internally displaced persons, and are living in refugee camps within their own countries. In Colombia for example, the continuing armed conflict has displaced nearly four million Colombians since 1985, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. Art for Refugees in Transition (A.R.T.), a non-profit organization founded by Sara Green, is working to enrich the lives of displaced groups in Colombia through their own native arts and crafts.

Sheryl Oring performs I Wish to Say in front of the Ferry Building in San Francisco, California.  

Thursday, August 28, 2008 9:49 AM

Can art act as a catalyst for social change? In the United States, where freedom of expression is protected by the first amendment of the Constitution, New York-based artist Sheryl Oring encourages U.S. citizens to take advantage of that freedom with her ongoing performance piece I Wish to Say.

Veils Mural, Acrylic, Spray Paint, and Fabric, 7x4m, 2006

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 8:00 AM

To many in the Western world, the wearing of the hijab, or veil, by Muslim women is a mysterious and controversial tradition. Artist Georgina Choueiri--born into the Lebanese Civil War and raised in Beirut, the United States and Spain--was also intrigued by the custom.

In her series of luminous paintings and murals titled, The Veil, Choueiri explores the view from inside out and outside in.


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