Press Release: Holocaust Exhibit
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pamela Burton, Director of Communications
Holocaust Art Exhibit at Denver Seminary
Special Exhibition illustrates a visual account of generations of inflicted souls whose physical existence was desecrated by the Nazi terror in the Holocaust.
On view from January 18, 2011 through March 15, 2011, at the Bridge Gallery on the Denver Seminary campus.
Bridge Gallery at Denver Seminary is exhibiting Holocaust, a collection of works by local artists Irene McCray and Martin Mendelsberg. Curator Sandra Jean Ceas presents the Holocaust theme as a narrative relevant to The Holocaust and the Bible conference, scheduled at the Seminary on February 10th and 11th, 2011. Conference discussions will include theological perspectives on the Holocaust, including the role of “bystanders.” This special exhibition will be on view at the Bridge Gallery, located in the Simpson Leadership Center on Denver Seminary's campus, 6399 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120, from January 18, 2011, through March 15, 2011. An Artists’ Reception will be held on February 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, also at the Bridge Gallery. Artists will discuss their work at 7:00 pm.
As a middle class American Jewish child, Martin Mendelsberg remembers witnessing documentary footage of the death camps in Poland along with old family photographs, which indelibly marked his subconscious with the occurrence of the Holocaust. Martin’s digital art is a culmination of more than ten years of Hebrew letterform studies, image-making, reflection, memory, and dreams. Mendelsberg shared his dreams with friend, colleague, and artist Irene McCray, who brings life to his dreams in the sacred space of her large oil paintings. McCray is the same age as Mendelsberg but not a Jew. Although she experienced the same narrative visions as a child, she was more of a “bystander” looking for an outlet for her reactions to one of humanity’s greatest traumas.
Viewers will encounter this dialogue between Mendelsberg and McCray as they walk through Bridge Gallery’s Holocaust exhibition reflecting on the generational wounds from this tragic event. Additional information about the exhibit can also be found on Denver Seminary’s website at www.denverseminary.edu/holocaustexhibit.
About Denver Seminary - Founded in 1950, Denver Seminary is an interdenominational, evangelical graduate seminary serving men and women from around the world. In its 61 year history, the seminary has gained the reputation as one of the top 15 schools in size among accredited, graduate-level seminaries in the U.S. and Canada and is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Currently, more than 1000 students are enrolled in the seminary’s Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Ministry degree programs. For more information about Denver Seminary, please visit www.denverseminary.edu.
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