Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Art of Human Rights

I will be participating in Heartland Alliance’s The Art of Human Rights. This event attracts more than 400 attendees each year and has been ranked as one of Chicago’s top 100 events.

Forget-Me-Not #1
8x10 Silver Gelatin Contact Print

Heartland Alliance, a nonprofit organization which advances the human rights and responds to the human needs of endangered populations—particularly the poor, the isolated, and the displaced—through the provision of comprehensive and respectful services and the promotion of permanent solutions leading to a more just global society. Heartland Alliance provides housing, health care, economic security, and legal protections services to more than 200,000 people annually whose lives are threatened by poverty or danger.

Select pieces will be featured at Gallery 180 during the month long Preview Exhibition and/or at the live auction during The Art of Human Rights. Jurors this year are:

Aaron Baker, Curator/Development Director, Playboy’s Art Collection
Chuck Gniech, Professor of Art, Curator for Gallery 180, Illinois Institute of Art
Allison Peters Quinn, Director of Exhibitions, Hyde Park Art Center
Steven Zick, Vice President/Head of Office, Christie’s Fine Art Auctioneers-Chicago

Preview Exhibit & Reception:
Gallery 180 – 180 N. Wabash, Chicago
January 19 - February 11, 2010
Preview Reception:
Friday, January 22, 2010 ~ 5:30-7:30pm

Main Event:
River East Art Center - 435 East Illinois Street, Chicago
Friday, February 19, 2010 ~ 6:00pm

An evening of food, fun, and fine art! Bring health, hope, and opportunity to the frontlines of an epidemic.

Please visit: www.artofhumanrights.com for further information.