Artists Supporting Human Rights

Artists are some of the most generous people and that’s why art and fund-raising go hand in hand.

Roland Kulla, “Ben Franklin II”, acrylic on canvas, ”60 x 36”

The Art of Human Rights, A Fine Art Invitational Exhibition brings together the generosity of artists, ZIA Gallery, and curator/artist Chuck Gniech to support the humanitarian efforts of Heartland Alliance, an organization that believes everyone deserves the opportunity to improve his or her life. “Each year, we help ensure this opportunity for more than one million people around the world who are homeless, seeking safety, or living in poverty. Our policy efforts strengthen communities; our comprehensive services empower those who strive to rebuild and transform their lives.”

Audry Cramblit, “Paris”, bronze, 7” tall

Chuck Gniech has compiled the work of some amazing artists for an exhibition to raise funds to support the work that Heartland Alliance does to ensure that everyone has a roof over their head, access to health care, and the opportunity to earn income to support themselves and their families and be treated justly. The Art of Human Rights will be presented at ZIA Gallery from August 27 through September 1, 2012. There are twenty-two exhibiting artists: John Benedetto, Jenny Chi, Frances Cox, Audry Cramblit, Jane Fulton Alt, Sheila Ganch, Charles Gniech, Andrea Harris, Paula Kloczkowski Luberda, Deanna Krueger, Roland Kulla, Richard Laurent, Maggie Meiners, Rebecca Moy, Didier Nolet, Nancy Pirri, Ted Preuss, Nancy Rosen, Lorraine Sack, Jim Tansley, Michael Van Zeyl, and John Vlahakis.

John Vlahakis, “Sanctum”, photograph, edition of 5, 15” x 15”

With a variety of imagery and objects from elegant sculpture to thought-provoking painting and inspiring photography, this group exhibition offers something for everyone. Priced from $450 to $18,000—the sale of these pieces will directly benefit the charity. We encourage you to come out, enjoy the art and support a worthy organization. There will be a reception on Thursday, August 30, 5-8pm with delicious appetizers donated by Avli Restaurant and beverages donated by the artists. But don’t wait until then to come by ZIA Gallery. You’ll want to the first to have a chance to purchase your favorite pieces!