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2019-20 Season

Sara D. November Gallery Exhibit - Elizabeth Hlavek


Making Meaning Through Art Making is a photography exhibition curated by art therapist, Elizabeth Hlavek, through her learnings from personal interviews with Holocaust survivors and artists, many of whom are featured in the 2008 film, As Seen Through These Eyes. This exhibit, part of her doctorate dissertation, is comprised of reproductions of artwork created by individuals from all over Europe, including those interred in such concentration camps as Auschwitz, Dachau, Gurs and Terezin. As an art therapist, Hlavek hopes people will walk away from this exhibition recognizing the “individual within the masses” and how art can play a role in healing and surviving.

On Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 PM, as part of our Yom Hashoah programming with the Virginia Holocaust Museum, the Weinstein JCC will show the film, As Seen Through These Eyes, and immediately following, welcome Elizabeth Hlavek to discuss her exhibit and the role of art making during the Holocaust

Presented by Hirschler

Supported by the Henry and Gertrude Kupfer Holocaust Education Fund of Richmond Jewish Foundation

Sara D. November Gallery Exhibit - Hope


HOPE is more than just an art exhibit featuring the work of a small group of accomplished and well-respected artists in our Richmond Jewish community. HOPE is also a 9-month educational, cultural and artistic gathering of these artists who, through their shared experiences at a multitude of arts and culture events at the Weinstein JCC, explore what hope means -- to the community, to the Jewish people, and to them personally. Drawing on their inspiration, along with their own personal connection to their Jewish heritage, each artist creates a collection of art work to share. The opening and reception for HOPE will take place on Tuesday, May 5 at which time each artist will share their artwork with the community, reflect on their experiences and, in turn, bring connection and enhanced meaning to our Arts + Ideas subscription series season finale, Violins of Hope Chamber Music Concert which will take place on Wednesday, May 20.

Presented by Hirschler