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Kristallnacht

Date/Time

Nov 16, 2019 to Dec 17, 2019
06:00 PM until 09:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Description

Kristallnacht

November 16 – December 17, 2019

Opening Reception:  November 16, 6-9pm

Free to the Public

SK Art Gallery will present Kristallnacht, an exhibit curated by Barbara Galazzo, to make witness to hatred and to ensure it never happens again.  Kristallnacht, meaning the “Night of Broken Glass” occurred in Germany in 1938 on Nov. 9th & 10th.  Today across the globe, we see global, rampant outbursts of hate and fear toward our fellow humans. Values of freedom, love and compassion towards our neighbors in need are being surpassed by oppression of race, social cast, ethnicity, gender and religion.  This exhibit asks us to be vigilant and stand up against oppression and hatred of any kind. 

Kristallnacht owes its name to the shards of shattered glass that lined German streets in the wake of the Nazis supporters who had torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses destroyed during the violence.  It also marked the turning point from Jewish oppression by the Nazis to the violence and destruction of the Jewish European population.  We remember Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass as a remembrance to stand up for what is good and morally right for everyone to live in a world of Love.

Several of the artists were chosen for their works specifically portraying the Jewish Faith or representing the oppression of the Holocaust:

Priscila Schott’s painting, “Red Beginning” a sea of red with the only sight of barbed wire.  The painting evokes the feeling of cruelty and pain experienced by the oppressed people and the sense of imprisonment.

Helen Zajkowski after visiting Auschwitz in Poland her prayer in front of the wall of death was, ‘God, do not let any person become less a person because of me.’  The scissors in her piece signifies humiliation of the cutting of hair, and the matches signify burning of homes and burning of humans.  The scissors are open, forming an “X” as if calling attention to the past, and saying “NEVER AGAIN.”  The six panels of NEVER AGAIN represent six million Jews killed in the Holocaust.  Zajkowski believes we have the ability to influence what is happening across the globe and that even one person can make a difference. 

Marilyn Mitchell’s Three Dimensional Faith book of Judaism, represents the living faith, that has lived beyond all attempts to eliminate it.

Other examples of Man’s inhumanity to human-kind include: Pauline Chernichaw’s “Abducted at Gunpoint” is a response to the abduction of 276 Nigerian girls by Boko Haram.  She pays tribute to all the women and children who risk their lives at gunpoint for freedom. 

Your Turn Next, by Brad Terhune, is a statement of the 2011 imprisonment and torture of a 15 year old Syrian boy who scrawled something similar to “Your Turn Next”, criticizing Assad.  Thus began the Syrian Civil war.  Each of his colors represents the traditional tile patterns echoing infinity.  Layers interplay, much like the many sides to the conflict.

Hui Tian’s painting, Low-end Person, is a powerful portrait of a migrant worker beaten after appealing his paycheck.                                                                                                                                                    

The six artists are representative of the nineteen other artists in this exhibit who all have a common idealism to bring about values of love, compassion and understanding for all humanity.

Please join us for an artist opening reception on November 16th, 6-9 pm and is on view through December 17th.  SK Art Gallery NY is located at 122 Westmoreland Ave, White Plains, NY.  For more information visit  SKartGalleryNY.com or call 914-358-1516.  Regular gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 – 3:00 pm or by appointment. 

Simone Kestelman established SK Art Gallery NY in White Plains in June 2016 to provide a space to create original work inspired from shared social issues worldwide. Her goal is to help aspiring artists by providing space to create and showcase their work. She wants to provide artistic opportunities and knowledge that she lacked growing up.

 

 

 

Cost

Free

Location

View map SK Art Gallery NY
SK Art Gallery NY
122 Westmoreland Ave.
White Plains, NY

Additional Information

Sponsor

SK Art Gallery NY

Phone

914-358-1516

Contact name

Simone Kestelman

Contact email

skartgalleryny@gmail.com

County:

Westchester

Neighborhood:

White Plains

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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