In 2008 I presented a woodblock printing workshop to local women artists from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dana Langlois's gallery, Java Cafe, hosted the workshop and made the event a fantastic experience. I also worked with the not- for-profit agency, Art In A Box, whose founder Val Dubusky took me to orphanages in Phnom Penh where we gave art supplies to the children. Later the drawings by the children were made into calendars with the proceeds of sales going to each orphanage. The Cambodian experience of learning from the children, the serene outer villages of Phnom Penh, and the sadness of the genocide committed by Pol Pot's regime was an unforgettable one.
During the winter session of January 2017 I led a study abroad group to Indonesia using the theme Art and Social Movements. Together the students and I learned about the impact tourism has on the environment, social injustice issues, and civil rights issues from the 1965 massacre in Indonesia. Here are photographs from this experience.