“Faces: Holocaust” exhibit on display at the JCC

The Jewish Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal, is holding the exhibit “Faces: Holocaust” through Thursday, June 14, in the meeting room. The artists are from SUNY Broome, who drew faces of marginalized and overlooked people for the exhibition series “Faces.” The exhibit at the JCC is the second in the series.
The exhibit showcases a series of classical realist larger-than-life-size portrait drawings rendered in charcoal, pencil and mixed media along with life stories that represent survivors, as well as those who perished during the Holocaust. SUNY Broome Associate Professor Patricia Evans’ beginning drawing students seek to tell the story of sacrifice and struggle, and to make a difference through form and content. Part of their project was researching the history of Holocaust survivors and non-survivors, including their birth and death records, culminating into a lesson on social and cultural history.
The JCC requests that people call its office at 724-2417 to find out if the meeting room, which is located just off the lobby, is available for viewing. The lobby is open Monday-Thursday from 8:30 am-8 pm and on Friday from 8:30 am-4 pm.