VIEWING THE HOLOCAUST THROUGH ART
Friday, May 6 from 1 - 2:30 p.m.
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The Holocaust is often presented through historical events in the classroom, and many rely on Hollywood movies to embody those events with images. This class introduces participants to the artists of the Holocaust—eye-witnesses and 2nd/3rd generation artists who continue to “never forget” what happened under the Third Reich. Participants will learn how to see and interpret pieces of Holocaust art which will include post-Holocaust philosophical thought, then will discuss personal reactions to each piece through class discussion.
Karen earned her Ph.D. at UNC-Greensboro, and her Masters of Divinity at Wake Forest University. She has taught and tutored at Temple Emanuel, Beth David Synagogue, B’nai Shalom Day School, and formerly at American Hebrew
Academy and The School of Divinity at Wake Forest University as an adjunct professor. Karen currently teaches part-time (Jewish Studies, Art, Theatre, Writing), and is an artist, singer, songwriter, playwright, director and cantorial soloist. Her ritual art can be seen in various universities, synagogues, churches and Islamic Centers in the US and in private homes worldwide.
Funded by Carolina Foundation for Jewish Seniors, this workshop is part of Creativity, Faith and Tradition in the Face of Crisis, a project to engage Jewish elders in creative programs to increase socialization, learn new creative skills, document their experiences during the unique crises of the past year, and offer healing through the arts.The Holocaust is often presented through historical events in the classroom, and many rely on Hollywood movies to embody events with images. This class introduces participants to the artist of the Holocaust-eye witnesses and 2nd/3rd generation artists who continue to "never forget" what happened.
Led by Karen Dresser and sponsored by CFJS and Creative Aging Network
Sponsor: CFJS, CAN