1 2018

Art at the JCC Presents: Love, Hope, Memory.

5:00PM - 8:00PM  

Jewish Federation’s Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center 524 Chapala St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Art at the JCC Presents: Love, Hope, Memory. Featuring Artworks by Local Survivors, Shula Singer Arbel + Lev Moross Art Exhibition and Kristallnacht Commemoration.
1st Thursday Reception - The 1st Thursday Reception is free and open to the public.
Thursday, November 1, 2018 • 5:00-8:00 pm On Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 5:00-8:00 PM, Art at the JCC will host an official 1st Thursday reception for Love, Hope, Memory, an exhibition and collaborative benefit for Portraits of Survival: Life Journeys During the Holocaust and Beyond + Upstanders: Courage in the Face of Evil. The exhibit runs from October 29 through December 31st, at the Jewish Federation’s Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center. Art at the JCC is able to offer this exhibition to the public with the generosity of benefactors and donors, including the Squire Foundation. The reception will include remarks from Lynn M. Holley, M.A. Curator, and artists of the evening. Enjoy appetizers, wine and world class entertainment from acclaimed local musician, Adam Phillips, 5:15-6:30. Followed by a welcoming and artist talk.
This poignant exhibition celebrates the lives of Holocaust survivors and refugees, with a fresh and artistic approach on love, hope and memory, rather than destruction, exile, war, which many experienced.
This exhibition includes important works of local Holocaust survivors, refugees and descendants, notable artists: Margaret Singer, Maria Segal, Edith Ostern, Erika Kahn, Mary Freericks, Freddy Caston, Ralph Baxter, among others. These particular individuals offer their legacies of endurance and hope; the lessons from their lives teach us about the power of the human spirit in the face of unthinkable evil. A number of these extraordinary local survivors have been life-long professional artists, while others have been art educators, or found their creative talents later in life. Collectively, their works offer insight into the experience of living through one of the darkest chapters in human history.