Remembering the Past, Confronting the Future at Main Line Unitarian Church Fireside Gallery January 11- February 25, 2017
(Philadelphia, PA December, 2016) Main Line Unitarian Church, Fireside Room Gallery, 816 South Valley Forge Road, Devon, PA 1933 presents Remembering the Past, Confronting the Future, Holocaust Art by Linda Dubin Garfield and Elsa Wachs from January 11 to February 25, 2017. The public is invited to a free artists’ reception on Sunday, January 29, 1- 3 PM.
With three shows, artists Linda Dubin Garfield and Elsa Wachs have collaborated on the theme of the Holocaust. Together and separately they explored, examined and expressed important issues through their art. In “Remembering the Past, Confronting the Future” they have combined them to make a powerful progression, sequencing history to affirming action.
Their brief, intimate peeks into the lives of those caught in the fiery Holocaust are what remembrance is all about. In these vignettes we see the threads that hold humanity together becoming the building blocks for our shared existence and hope for a better future
Here the artists have 18 works on paper and 18 fiber mixed media works. Why 18 each? The word “chai’ translated from Hebrew to English means “life” and “18.” Within the Jewish faith, the word “chai” possesses both numerical and symbolic meaning. The Hebrew word consists of two letters in the alphabet: Chet and Yud. Together these letters form “chai” which signifies life and represents being alive . The artists ask the viewers to reflect on, deliberate, resolve, and hopefully pledge to help repair this world.
Linda Dubin Garfield
printmaker/mixed media artist/blogger
www.davinciartalliance.org – President
The ART of Travel – www.lindadubingarfield.blogspot.com
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