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Karen E. Griffin Art/Biz Talk

Thursday, March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm • Organized By GUILDit
3200 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, MO 64109


Join us on the fourth Thur. March. 24, 12– 1 pm, for an in-person forum @ KC Artist Coalition Gallery or Facebook Live

Karen E. Griffin, a.k.a  .E Lewis, has been a visual and textile artist for several years and recently added performer and storyteller. This talented artist will present their biz followed by an inspiring Q&A. Let’s expand their business, yours, plus the arts and economy.

This month, Karen is a featured artist on the Missouri Arts Council website and February she was honored by SCRAPS KC.  In December she was featured by BlK ArtHouse “Essences of Black Women”: Winter Exhibition in Baltimore, MD. Also, in December she obtained her Certification as a National Storyteller. Her textiles and stellar one-woman reenactments were in collaboration with the following culture communities: Australian Jazz Museum, Black Archives of Mid-American, Johnson County Library, Museum at Prairiefire, Bunker Center for the Arts, SLT Art Chamber, Johnson County Heritage Art, The Sewing Labs, Do Good Co KC, and Mid-Continent Public Library.

This event is dedicated to Women’s History Month and this talented artist who is blazing a rich path. In-person networking following the event. 

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KC Artist Coalition Gallery
3200 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO 64109
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