Levis JCC Presents “Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females” Exhibit Sharing Positive Role Models By Linda Stein

In a world filled with instant media images that cause us to despair, the Levis JCC shares an exhibit that shows us courage in the face of what seemed insurmountable.  Linda Stein is an artist, activist, lecturer, and performer who explores gender roles and inspires compassion, empathy and bravery. She takes lessons of not-so-long-ago and shows us how they relate to our immediate time.  In her new series, Linda Stein highlights 10 female heroes of the Holocaust who stood up to violence and oppression. Her tapestries honor these positive female role models, communicating who they were and what they did through a variety of materials including fabric, metal, text and mixed media.  The Opening Reception follows a Lecture by Stein on Wednesday, December 9th in the eveningThe Rickie Report urges you to mark your calendars to see this uplifting tribute.  This is the only opportunity you will have in South Florida to see this powerful and inspiring exhibit! It is Free to the public. The Levis JCC is  celebrating 25 years of cultural programming.  Linda Stein’s message goes beyond the Holocaust.  She brings us a better understanding of the “4 B’s: the Bully, the Bullied, the Bystander and the Brave up-stander”.  Bring the family…learn about history and how to stop it from happening again.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females”

Tapestries and Sculptures

by New York artist/activist Linda Stein

December 9, 2015 – January 29, 2016

Opening Reception

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Lecture by Linda Stein at 6 p.m.

Reception following 7 – 8 p.m.

RSVP to 561-558-2504

 

For more information contact:

Sue Harrington, Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Director 561-558-2504

 

 

 

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Linda Stein is an artist, activist, lecturer, and performer who explores gender roles and inspires compassion, empathy and bravery. In her new series, Linda Stein highlights 10 female heroes of the Holocaust who stood up to violence and oppression. Her tapestries honor these positive female role models, communicating who they were and what they did through a variety of materials including fabric, metal, text and mixed media.

 

 

 

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“Popova” by Linda Stein, Mixed Media Tapestry

 

 

Stein pointedly chooses to focus on female figures, traditionally neglected in heroic and historic narratives. Also on exhibit, Stein’s 20 Spoon to Shell box sculptures combine the shell and spoon, metaphors for nourishment and protection in the context of women in the Holocaust, within an amalgam of mixed materials, words and associations.

 

 

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“Ruth Gruber” by Linda Stein, Mixed Media

 

 

Protector 841 with Wonder Woman shadow is a larger-than-life sculpture representing fierceness and strength incarnate. With its “skin” of black leather, blend of zippers, badges, buckles and mixed media, it stands ready to defend.

 

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“Protector 841” by Linda Stein, Leather, Metal, Mixed media

 

 

 

 

Linda Stein takes us into her studio, behind the scenes.  She explores the relationships between “bullying and bravery, persecution and protection”.  This video speaks of “The 4 B’s: Bully, Bullied, Bystander and Brave up-stander”.  These are lessons for today.

 

 

Link to YouTube video:
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“Spoon To Shell” by Linda Stein, Box Sculpture

 

 

 

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The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. It is located at 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428 (off Glades Rd. between Lyons Rd. and Rt. 441). The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. www.levisjcc.org

 

 

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