The US State Department selected me to serve as an Art Envoy to Doha in Qatar on the Persian Gulf.
Your tax dollars are paying for cultural exchange which I think is important particularly at this moment in American political life.
It was a fascinating experience teaching color theory and painting in Qatar. I taught 5 workshops over 7 days, to several groups of students, about 60 people and a range of ages from adults to primary school students.
I’ve got stories to tell but mostly I’m glad I could be a friendly ambassador for USA, making new international friends while learning about a muslim country. Now I’ve got a bunch of new Facebook friends who live in Qatar.
Thank you for sending me as an ambassador. I learned as much as I taught.
Click on this link for a video of Alison talking: https://goo.gl/fRl77k