Ten years ago this summer, Art and Remembrance got its start. As we planned for our first board meeting, we could not have imagined all of the many ways that our mother Esther Krinitz’s art and story would resonate for audiences. You may not have been with us in 2003, but if you’ve supported or followed our work since, you were with us in spirit, and we can all celebrate the amazing progress we’ve made.
This season, we need your help to build on these important moments from our tenth year:
Ten years in, we are at a critical moment. Thank you in advance for your gift--and for being part of the growing family of Art and Remembrance supporters in this tenth anniversary year!
On April 10th, our award-winning film, Through the Eye of the Needle, had its television premiere on Maryland Public Television (MPT). The film continues to travel the country, and abroad, through festivals and community screenings. But our next step to increase audiences, with your continued support, will be to promote the film to public television stations nationwide for the Days of Remembrance 2014!
All year, Esther’s original artwork has been on glorious display at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, where it will stay through Labor Day. The next stop for the exhibit is the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, and then in late 2014, to the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, in Indiana.
This spring, we also began the design of a new traveling exhibit of high-quality photo reproductions of Esther’s artwork. We expect to have digital files of the panels available to license for reproduction later this year, and hope to create a physical exhibit in 2014. Our goal is to make this exhibit available to community centers and JCCs, universities, libraries, and houses of worship across North America—and even to venues overseas. With your help, we hope to expand the number of people touched by Esther’s art and story, through this new exhibit, the exhibit of Esther’s original works, and the award-winning documentary and book.
Last but not least, as summer approaches, we are scheduling additional HeART and Story workshops, working with Latina immigrant women and girls on sharing their own stories through fabric art. These workshops serve not only their immediate audiences, but will also help us to develop and distribute a kit so that others, across the country, can facilitate HeART and Story workshops with a range of audiences in their own communities.
Bernice Steinhardt, President
Helene McQuade, Vice President