Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple will be hosting a traveling exhibit called "Fabric of Survival", which is photographic images of a collection of 36 tapestries created by Esther Nisenthal Krinitz about her life before, during and after the Holocaust. The exhibit is run by Art and Remembrance, a non-profit organization that uses art and personal narrative to recognize individual courage and resilience, and to foster understanding and compassion for those who experience injustice.
The exhibit’s opening event will be held on April 17 at Anshe Emeth and will feature a presentation by Krinitz’s daughters, Bernice Steinhardt and Helene McQuade. The sisters will give a brief introduction to the exhibit, followed by a screening of “Through the Eye of the Needle”. This inspiring 30-minute award-winning documentary examines the life of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz – how she survived the Holocaust as a teenager and how she came to tell her life story in a series of 36 fabric collage and embroidered panels. Q&A will follow and light refreshments will be served.
There is a fee of $18 per person for entrance to the opening event. No charge for admission to view the exhibit only.
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About Art and Remembrance
Art and Remembrance, an arts and educational non-profit based in Maryland, was founded in 2003 to bring the work and story of Holocaust survivor and fabric artist Esther Nisenthal Krinitz to a wider audience; to draw on the educational potential of her art and her unique story; and to promote the use of art and personal memoir as tools for promoting healing and awareness. To make the art and story more accessible, the organization also began traveling an exhibit of high-quality photographic reproductions of Esther Krinitz’s artwork. Over the years, Art and Remembrance has also helped bring to public attention the work of others who have shared their story through art–and particularly through fabric art. For more information, visit www.artandremembrace.org