Radio Irava's interview today is in English and my guest an American artist and art teacher is Marc Nelson.
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Marc earned his B.A in Fine Arts from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and Art Education Teaching Certificate from Western Illinois university. He's been teaching art for the past 10 years. Although his passion is to teach the beautiful world of art as he puts it to his students, Marc knows no boundaries when it comes to human rights violations and it reflects in his paintings that he draws from Syrian human catastrophe to the suffering of political prisoners on hunger strike in Gohardasht prison in Iran.
Marc believes we shouldn't just watch human suffering around the world and should break the silence and do something about it. He emphasis's on today's world of social networks as a tool for artists, to protest the unjust. I was so honoured that he found the time out of his busy schedule to talk to me about his art and the positive role an artist can play.
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