On December 1 2017, Michelle Benjamin was awarded a citation by Rodney Ellis, Commissioner of Harris County Precinct One (Houston, USA) for her art activism and humanitarianism.
The artist is currently working on an art humanitarian project, teaching digital art to disadvantaged primary and high school students in Mossel Bay, South Africa. She collaborated with the Bartholomeus Dias Museum, where she serves on the board as a representative of the Premier of the Western Cape Government, on this project. Michelle’s last art auction in Durban raised R25 000 for the rhino cause. As a humanitarian artist, she has used her art to reach out to causes from saving rhinos to helping children in crisis in the world. Michelle’s digital artworks of Nelson Mandela were auctioned at the African American Museum, Dallas Texas on International Mandela Day, 2017. All proceeds were donated to the Knysna Disaster Relief Fund.
Humanitarian artist and children’s author Michelle Benjamin visited the Conville Library this morning (4 March 2019) to read her book It’s my horn to Conville Primary School learners. The book highlights the plight of rhinos being hunted for their horns.