Artist Lore in Human Rights Art Show

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The work of the artist Lore Eckelberry is going to be featured in an art show dedicated to human rights.

Lore's artwork entitled "The Painter" has been selected to be part of the Artists for Human Rights fine art show opening at the James Gray Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. The show runs from November 14th through the 24th with an opening reception from 6-9pm on November 17th hosted by Academy Award nominated actress Anne Archer. To view more of Lore's work, visit her website at: http://www.loreeckelberry.com

Lore's piece will be featured alongside paintings, sculptures, and multimedia presentations by thirty-two international artists each reflecting some aspect of the thirty points of the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Film-maker Taron Lexton presents a series of 30 public service announcements on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights "intended to give the viewer an intense aesthetic and emotional education on the subject."

Lore said: "In this painting I wanted to convey that artists have often not been allowed to express their own view or perception of the universe. You might see the grass red, yellow, and blue but in 'reality' it may be green and you may be squashed for not portraying the actuality of the object and be forced to follow the path that is expected of you because it is generally followed. You have to be very strong to be able to hold your position so that you do not compromise your freedom of expression.

To the degree that artists stick to their own viewpoint, they create a different world and therefore help the expansion of freedom, and as a result there will be a new and better civilization."

Artists for Human Rights (http://www.artistsforhumanrights.org) was founded by the celebrated actress and human rights advocate, Anne Archer, with the purpose of bringing artists together with the common cause of raised awareness and education of human rights. Participation is broad-based, embracive of all races, creeds and nationalities with its only prerequisite a support and affirmation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in 1948.

The group, founded in 2006, has a rapidly growing international membership base. Human Rights Action Center founder, Jack Healey, has recently joined the Advisory Board. Called "Mr. Human Rights" by US News and World Report, he was the Executive Director of Amnesty International for twelve years and is a human rights policy advisor to the U.S. government.

"For the James Gray show we have brought together a wonderful, eclectic group of stimulating artists presenting the subject of human rights," notes AFHR curator Ron Anderson. "It promises to be even more exciting than our 2006 show in Soho. Selected art from this show will be traveling to Biennale 2007, the international contemporary art show in Florence, Italy, which has invited Ms. Archer to speak and has dedicated space to show Artists for Human Rights artwork."

About Lore Eckelberry:
Lore Eckelberry is a contemporary artist located in Los Angeles, California. Lore uses several media to express her viewpoint of life. Her work is featured in several private collections throughout Southern California, Florida, Germany, Hawaii, Canada, and Mexico. To view more of her work, visit her website at: http://www.loreeckelberry.com

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