Memories of the Holocaust on display in multimedia art exhibit in Farmington Hills WITH VIDEO
By MEGAN SEMERAZ
Of The Oakland Press
Artist Fay Grajower and Stephen Goldman, executive director at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, stand with some of Grajower’s artwork that will be part of the “Where the Past Meets the Future” exhibit. The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus will host University of Illinois at Chicago professor Dr. Mimis Cohen for a presentation called “Heroism & Humanity: A reminder Once More About the Holocaust and the Greek Jews” at 3 p.m. on March 17. Cohen was born and raised in Greece after World War II. His parents survived the Holocaust by hiding in Christian homes. (The Oakland Press/TIM THOMPSON)
A new multimedia art exhibit called “Where the Past Meets the Future” provides insight about the second generation of Holocaust survivors, and will be featured at the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus starting this month.
Boston artist Fay Grajower used her memories of her mother and sibling’s experiences to work through issues from the past. She commonly uses metaphors in her artwork.
Director of the Museum Stephen Goldman says the artist creates “memoryscapes,” using words, colors and symbols.
On display will be 140 small-scale paintings and mixed-media pieces that revisit the Jewish life in Poland before the Holocaust on display. In addition, two large-scale paintings — oil, vinyl and other mixed-media pieces will also be in the exhibit.