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Fabric of Survival: Images of the Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz on display at City Hall Art Gallery
January 24 - March 05
Fabric of Survival: Images of the Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz on display at City Hall Art Gallery from January 24- March 5, 2018
Esther Nisenthal Krinitz was a teenager during the Holocaust in Poland and in 1977, at the age of fifty, she began sewing a series of embroidered fabric panels that tell her story of survival. Though she had no formal background in art, she was trained as a seamstress and she created a collection of 36 fabric pictures of strong, vivid colors and striking details with a sense of folk-like realism. Meticulously stitched words beneath the pictures provide a narrative that illustrates her courage and resilience.
Brought to you by the Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) and the Holocaust Education Resource Council (HERC), this exhibition is accompanied by the works of local photographer Mike Olivella. He created a series of black and white, fine art photographs depicting the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps near Krakow, Poland. Ten of those images will also be on display in the gallery.
The Fabric of Survival exhibition was organized by and is on loan from Art and Remembrance, Inc. which is located in Maryland. The exhibit was created with the generous support of the Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation and the Morris Louis Art Trust.
More details to come!