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​ Students' powerful art pieces selected for ARTiculate Our Rights exhibit

June 18, 2020

On November 12, 2019, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) invited submissions of youth art projects about human rights.

"'ARTiculate Our Rights' is intended to depict a youthful vision of human rights today and into the future, with the interpretation left open to their artistic expression." – Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Young Manitoba artists, aged 13 to 19, submitted individual and group projects to a jury for selection in the exhibition. In the process, they increased their knowledge of human rights issues, develop skills in creativity, communication, critical thinking and advocacy, add to an artistic portfolio and had an opportunity to showcase their work to the public.

From all of the art projects submitted, only 23 entries were chosen for the exhibit; however, two talented art students from the Collège Sturgeon Heights Collegiate (CSHC) were selected to display their work at the CMHR. Sherris Douglas, a grade 9 student, will have her digital artwork showcased, and Gurleen Kalsi, grade 11, will have her painting displayed.

Check out both artists' amazing pieces here.

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Gurleen Kalsi - Human Rights Art

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Sherris Douglas Human Rights Art​