DAVIS — The John Natsoulas Gallery invites locals to view works by artists from around the world, all focusing on themes of peace and human rights, in an exhibition to benefit Amnesty International.
This exhibit aims to raise funds and awareness for the organization’s efforts to end human rights abuses, according to a press release from the exhibit.
A benefit reception was held on Saturday. The exhibit is open to the public until June 4 at 521 First St.
“Artists for Amnesty” is the first benefit exhibition in the history of Amnesty International. Founded more than three decades ago by John Natsoulas, it was the first to give artists the opportunity to support the organization through their works.
Now, in hopes of amplifying artists’ demands for peace and understanding in these troubled times, John Natsoulas Gallery is hosting a new “Artists for Amnesty” exhibition and benefiting in collaboration with international activists and artists. Reviving a great tradition, the community of artists can once again foster a dialogue with the world through their art while helping to raise funds for refugees, asylum seekers, political prisoners, people suffering from torture and other victims of human rights violations.
This is a rare opportunity to see beautiful works from around the world, while contributing to efforts for peace and common understanding among all mankind, according to the press release. This exhibition will feature artists from 10 countries.
“We are proud to have examples that give the viewer an idea of the process that artists go through when creating works related to the concept of peace and human rights,” the exhibition organizers said in the press release. “Amnesty’s concern for all countries and its efforts to support families and individuals who are victims of human rights abuses have led artists to create incredible works that reflect this mission.”
All proceeds will benefit those who face great injustice in Ukraine and around the world.
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