Paintings capture the faces of those who took a stand against human-rights abuses
by Jeremy Arias | Staff Writer | Wednesday, April 29, 2009
A dazzling array of colors sprang out from the canvasses lining the walls of the Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center in downtown Silver Spring on Saturday evening. Bright, vibrant reds and oranges mingled to create deeply textured, haunting portraits of human rights activists from all over the world.
More than 20 portraits were featured at the exhibit displaying the work of Silver Spring resident and artist Tom Block. Block has completed more than 100 portraits of more than 45 human rights activists as part of the Human Rights Painting Project he founded in 2002 with Amnesty International, a nonprofit human-rights watch group.