Charlene Eckels is a Bolivian/American artist. Born in Jacksonville, NC and raised in Wilmington, NC she aims at promoting a Bolivian agenda that includes social and cultural heritage through art. By demonstrating the themes and stories of the Bolivians she hopes to create a dialogue and give some insight into this latin american culture. She lived and studied at the National art school in Bolivia, S.A., to experience her Bolivian roots. While there, she taught art to children in orphanages. She even survived a airplane crash in the Amazon jungle. She also lived in London, England, and worked with a British government program to assimilate Muslim women into British culture. Bolivia is a hidden treasure of south america. Even more exclusive is the existence of bolivian artwork being promoted internationally.