Tucson Jewish Community Center
March 15 through April 16, 2013
Reception: Sunday, March 17th, 1-3 pm
What is Sanctuary? Tucson artists were challenged to define this term, and their answers will be on display at the Tucson Jewish Community Center this Spring. This is the second component of a three-venue collaboration between The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Tucson, The Drawing Studio, The Tucson Jewish Community Center (TJCC) and The Tucson Museum of Art, who have joined forces to create Sanctuary through Partnership: A Collaboration featuring FLIGHT.
I was chosen, among other local artists, to exhibit work interpreting my idea of sanctuary. My charcoal drawing, Building Bridges (Relative Distance Series), was selected and will be displayed alongside IRC’s FLIGHT exhibit, a special portfolio of individual works by twelve 20th century masters, including Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, and Robert Motherwell, representing their interpretation of the struggle of those who flee from their homes in search of freedom. The collection was organized by Varian Fry, an IRC representative in France during World War II, who rescued over 2,000 writers, artists, intellectuals and other refugees who were being targeted by the Nazis.
Panel discussion with artists and Jeffrey Cornish, Executive Director of the IRC, Sunday, March 31, 1-2:30 p.m. This juried group show is the result of a year-long conversation about the meaning of sanctuary for the world’s most vulnerable.