april, 2017

19apr6:00 pm8:00 pmHolocaust Art, Narratives & Contemporary Response - Exhibition Series Reception Event Organized By: Robyn Awend


Event Details, Contact Person & Link

Exhibition Series Reception
April 19, 6-8 PM
Sabes JCC
Remarks by visiting scholar Yehudit Shendar

April 7 – June 1
Location: Sabes JCC Tychman Shapiro Gallery

Featuring select works from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) permanent collection of survivor Fritz Hirschberger’s Sur-Rational series. Hirschberger paintings are paired with newly commissioned works
by local artists who deal closely with related matters.

“Finally, I confronted my long-suppressed feelings about the Holocaust… I concluded, that to try to explain the unexplainable, I had to translate each deed of horror from the general to the personal by isolating the incidents – by reducing the astronomical numbers to ‘One.’ ”

In this series, Hirschberger invokes the religious art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and draws from texts, historical narratives, and testimony in developing the content of the paintings. His work is brought in dialogue with that of contemporary
artists, who, like Hirschberger, are translating history, experience, and art into expression that communicates across generations.

Made possible with support by the Howard B. & Ruth F. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment Fund, a Fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.

April 7 – June 1
Location: Sabes JCC Shared Walls
In 2014 St. Paul artist Rowan Pope, a visual artist and instructor, received a Rimon Project Support Grant to collaborate with Breck School in Golden Valley to create an illustrated teen’s book, Six Chairs: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story. Through 17 stories written by Pope and evocative art created by middle school students at Breck, Six Chairs conveys 93-year-old Holocaust survivor Joe Grosnacht’s harrowing experience in numerous work camps and concentration camps, including Auschwitz and Buchenwald, and his survival through the war.

April 7 – June 1
Location: The Eiger Zaidenweber Holocaust Resource Center, (Sabes JCC upper level)
Student artwork by teens, including an exhibition of David Feinberg’s Voice to Vision project, and a space for visitor response through writing and drawing.


(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Sabes JCC

4330 Cedar Lake Rd S, St. Louis Park 55416