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We Come from Strong People: A Chat with Karen Collins

Saturday, February 26, 2022 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Online via Zoom, registration required (see below)
Karen Collins, Founder + Executive Director of the African American Miniature Museum

This free, online public event is in honor of Black History Month.

For decades, artist and educator Karen Collins has been creating historical dioramas and sharing them to bring clarity and vibrance in the telling of Black history. Join us in this online event to learn about her African American Miniature Museum and artistic process. You’ll also have a chance to ask questions and learn about key historical events and people.

Karen is a self-taught "miniaturist" — a creator of small objects — who for the last 24 years has honed her craft in her home studio located in Compton, California. She will be joining us via Zoom from her home, where she will be surrounded by many of her artworks and will select a few to present and teach through them. The event is family friendly as Karen specializes in teaching schoolchildren K-12.

To register click or copy and paste this link, add your information, and you will be sent an email with Zoom connectivity.  


 Figs. 1 & 2. Details of "Black Lives Matter" / Fig. 3. The "Greensboro Four, Sit-in." All photos courtesy of the artist.