Local artists have been inspired to create works of art for the Human Rights Showcase Gallery at this year’s  Manitoba Art Expo. The special themed showcase is in honour of the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. In the series of CNC profiles, visual artist Faye Hall introduces the world to some of these artists and the impressive works they have created.

Artist tackles sensitive subject using fused glass medium

By Faye Hall on September 22, 2014
It’s been called the worst mass rape in history, and it’s the subject of June Derksen’s latest artwork that will be part of an upcoming Human Rights Showcase Gallery.

 

Artist’s painting depicts “wish list” of 19 basic human rights

By Faye Hall on September 15, 2014
Artist Eunice McKay ingeniously uses a collage of images that she places into her painting of a homeless person’s shopping cart, to represent her own personal “wish list” for human rights.

 

Landscape artist portrays injustices dealt to Aboriginal peoples

By Faye Hall on September 8, 2014
Thinking about the “subjugation of our native peoples,” he says, “really got me going.”

 

 

Three artists’ passionate flow of art about missing women & children

By Faye Hall on August 31, 2014
The plight of Aboriginal women and children, today and in the past, is the focus of the work of three artists participating in this year’s human rights showcase gallery.

 

Faith based on compassion persecuted then and now

By Faye Hall on August 21, 2014
An act of heroism 500 years ago lives on today in the work of a Winnipeg artist taking part in a showcase on human rights, commemorating the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

 

The “art of seeing” reflects the human side of current events

By Faye Hall on August 12, 2014
The work of photographer Hans Arnold is one of several art pieces in a special showcase on human rights commemorating the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.