"I’m going to paint my people," says Native artist Deborah Spears Moorehead

"I’m going to paint my people," says Native artist Deborah Spears Moorehead

Hannah Ellman for Cultural Survival – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/CS) Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Deborah Spears Moorehead, an artist from the Seaconke, Pokanoket, Wampanoag, Narragansett, Pequot, Mohawk, and Nipmuc Tribal Nations in New England, has been drawing since she can remember. “The Creator chose me to have the talent to be an artist. I started […]

Freedom of Expression: A vital issue for all artists & musicians

Freedom of Expression: A vital issue for all artists & musicians

Deeyah – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN) London, U.K., WESTERN EUROPE: Artists around the world can find themselves banned, censored, persecuted, imprisoned and silenced by states, religious movements, corporations, retailers and lobbying groups, even their own families. Detractors confused and threatened by the emotional power of art have been seeking to repress human creativity and inhibit diversity […]

International coalitions continue to work toward artistic freedom

International coalitions continue to work toward artistic freedom

WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/Culture360) Copenhagen, DENMARK, WESTERN EUROPE: There are even less organizations dedicated to protecting and defending the basic rights of the artists themselves. Founded in 1921, PEN International is the oldest organization devoted to freedom of artistic expression for writers. PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee was established in 1960 to raise awareness of increasing […]

International Museum of Women art exhibit works to dispel Muslim stereotyping

International Museum of Women art exhibit works to dispel Muslim stereotyping

Faiza Elmasry – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/VOA) San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The online Muslima exhibition, by the International Museum of Women, highlights the individuality of Muslim women and the rich diversity of their thoughts and contributions. The exhibit’s curator says one of the goals is to dispel negative stereotypes. The Arabic word “muslima” means […]