Tess-Marie White

United States

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

About me:

I'm an artist pursuing a career as a fine arts museum curator.

I'm passionate about:

The environment, affordable healthcare, crime reduction/prevention, supporting artists and making the arts a priority in our communities.

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From Women, Power and Politics:

Art for Refugees in Transition
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.

From Women, Power and Politics:

Dictating Democracy

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.

From Women, Power and Politics:

A Curtain Between Worlds

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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