For those of you who called the Bulter Art Museum in regard to attending the "Fabric of Survival" exhibit referenced in this week's newletter and were told that the Butler is no longer taking reservations, I have good news!
Due to overwhelming response, The event is now being moved to Beecher Court so there will be room for everyone!
Reminder of what it is all about is below. Hope to see you there! Aundrea
The World War II experience of Polish Jews is portrayed in a unique way as the focus of a new exhibit at the Butler Institute of American Art. “Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz,” will open with a public reception on Sunday, March 7th from 1:30-4:00. Cosponsored by the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation Federation and the Butler, the exhibition consists of 36 needlework and fabric collage pictures depicting the artist’s personal stories of survival during the Holocaust.At age 15, Krinitz (1927-2001), along with her sister 13 year old sister Mania, refused the Nazi order to report to leave their Polish village of Mniszek and report to a nearby railroad station. Instead, they changed their identities and began a harrowing story of survival. In 1977, she began creating her fabric works of art to tell her story of survival to her children.The opening reception for this exhibition, which will be on display until May 23, is free and open to the public, but reservations are required by calling the Butler at 330-743-1107, x 210. The 1:30 reception will be followed by a presentation by Esther’s daughters in the Zona Auditorium and then a tour of the show. Learn more about the exhibit HERE.