Assemblage Explorations of the African Diaspora
APRIL MARTIN CHARTRAND
When: October 6, 2012-March 31, 2013
Where: California African American Museum
600 State Drive - Location: Research Library
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Phone: (213) 744-7432 – Attn: Denise McIver, Librarian
Hours: Tues - Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm
Chartrand's Treasured Cigar Box series invites you into a world of the global slave trade perspectives between Africa, Europe, the Americas, and America (USA). These multidimensional assemblage cigar boxes (three boxes) incorporate recycled and found objects, keys, money, and hand painted paper.
This series bridges the gap by connecting the major Colonial slave trade shareholders of the New World. Treasured Cigar Box (series) offers knowledge and research into the deeper meaning on how the exploitative, atrocious and brutal servitude, and harvesting of tobacco by circa 12-million African Slaves fueled the beginnings of the modern day corporations.
Chartrand is a national award-winning fiberalchemist (She placed 1st place in Textile Division at the Atlanta Life Insurance Company’s Annual Art Competition.);
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