The artistic career of American ceramist Karen Koblitz has been driven, and defined, by wanderlust. Unlike the casual traveler, Koblitz’s globe-trekking has not centered on the greatest hits of tourist destinations but rather, pointedly and deliberately, in pursuit of enriching her worldview and enhancing her art knowledge. Cultural Diplomacy, a one-person exhibition in 2018, presented work of the last twenty-seven years, primarily pieces that Koblitz created in response to her international journeys. A close study of several individual pieces featured in the show reveal the profound multicultural connections Koblitz has forged during these experiences.
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