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Manasse Shingiro is a fine artist. His remarkable story has lead him to express his talent for painting and sketching in a way that makes others feel loved and cherished. As a survivor of the 1994 Tutsi Genocide, he lost his father, his grandparents and more than 20 of his family members. Art has played a powerful therapeutic role in his life. His practice has been self-taught ever since he began to draw at the age of 5 in his home city of Kigali, Rwanda. Manasse moved to Portland, Maine in the USA in 2010, where he has continued to work on commission as a successful artist. He enjoys the satisfaction of using his gifts to create art. Manasse finds the beauty and value in all, because of who you are, not what you do or how others see you.