2006 Exchange

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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