Glendon Henry Commissioned for Human Rights Arts Festival

August 24, 2019

Glendon Henry Commissioned for Human Rights Arts Festival

Grand Forks Artist Glendon Henry has been commissioned to create the branding for the Third Annual North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival.

Henry is a member of MHA Nation, born in Garrison, ND, and is a Grand Forks based artist who works mainly in drawing, painting and graphic design.

Glendon Henry at the 2017 North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival in front of his award-winning acrylic painting, “Space Invaders 1863”

Henry holds a Master of Fine Arts degree, an Art History Minor, and has Museum Studies/Curatorial training. He is currently a Drawing instructor at the University of North Dakota and an Art History instructor at Mayville State University.

The principal theme of Henry’s work is to chronicle events of Indigenous cultures through pixels that distort or abstract the subject matter. This is correlated to how they are censored and inaccurately represented in history as the result of colonialization.

The Call for Artists poster feature’s Henry’s interpretation of the MMIW crisis through pixels.

Third Annual Human Rights Arts Festival Call for Artists, Glendon Henry

Submissions are now being accepted for the Third Annual North Dakota Human Rights Art Festival. All mediums of 2D, 3D, live performance artists, poets, writers and experimental filmmakers and animators with works relating to human rights, civil rights or social justice are encouraged to submit their work.

The juried arts festival is accepting submissions for all mediums. Works submitted will be eligible for a juried competition. All artist, student, amateur, or professional, who have works that relate to the discussion of human rights or social justice are invited to submit to the festival.

The touring exhibition will be hosted in four cities in North Dakota: In January 2020 in Fargo at the Plains Art Museum; in February 2020 at the Bismarck Downtown Artist Co-Op; and in June 2020 in Minot at the Taube Museum of Art. The festival will also be returning to Grand Forks in the Spring. The final location there will be finalized shortly.

The mission of the North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival is to educate, engage, and facilitate discussion around local and worldwide human-rights topics through the work of filmmakers and artists.

To be considered for the festival, submissions must be received by midnight Central Standard Time on Friday, November 29, 2019. Artists should submit their work via the online portal on the Human Family website. Filmmakers and animators should submit their work through FilmFreeway.

Download the Call for Artists information here.

The Third Annual North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival is made possible through the generosity of the Arts Partnership, and through partnerships with the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition.




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