Participants contribute to Holocaust sculpture memorial
The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill is exhibiting Jeffrey Schrier’s 3-D work Unfinished Flight, a new rendition of his Wings of Witness sculpture series that has toured the United States. A workshop for youth and families will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9, in conjunction with the exhibit.
Wings of Witness is a massive sculpture assembled in collaboration with over 60,000 participants from all over the world. More than 11 million soda can tabs, numerically recalling lives destroyed by hate, intolerance and apathy in the concentration camps during World War II, are woven together to form a memorial assemblage honoring the Pavel Friedmann Holocaust-era poem, The Butterfly.
A special workshop will explore the use of art as a vehicle of expression about important historical and social issues and the importance of ethical consciousness. Participants will contribute to the ongoing creation of the sculpture through hands-on instruction from the artist.