African American artist Karen Hampton takes us on an adventure through time as she conducts research for her historically based artwork. Karen is a world recognized fiber artist living in California who has researched the African Diaspora in locations near and far. This presentation covers her time in Brazil and the Nevada desert. Her artwork is on display at the Honolulu Museum of Art thru April 23rd ,2017.
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