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Sunday, July 3, 2011
Where: Florida Holocaust Museum
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Where the Past Meets the Future
The Art of Fay Grajower

Sat., July 2, 2011 - Wed., Sept. 28, 2011
Boston artist, Fay Grajower, provides insight to viewers about the second generation of Holocaust survivors through her art. The artist uses her acquired memories of her mother's and
siblings' experiences to work through issues of the past. Grajower commonly uses symbols and metaphors in her colorful, mixed-media artworks.
Fay Grajower studied at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. and holds an MA in Studio Art from New York University. Her works have been featured in galleries and
museums throughout the U.S. and Mexico, including Boston, Washington, DC, New York, Morelia, Guadalajara and Mexico City. Grajower also exhibited in Lugano, Switzerland and in Berlin,
Bielefeld, Gera and Potsdam, Germany. She was an artist-in-residence in Florida, Israel and Germany and has several commissioned pieces including a painted sculpted glass installation
at the Jewish Community Center of Wilmington, DE.; a Holocaust Memorial Sculpture Installation at the B'nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton, FL. and an installation for The
International Women's Research Center at Brandeis University.

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Where: The Palladium
Sunday, July 3, 2011
June 24-26 & 30 & July 1-3
New American Theater Presents: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C! - That's the only way to spell this smash-hit musical comedy! The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is the story of how six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. This hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicles the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a roller coaster of music and fun.

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Where: Florida Holocaust Museum
Sunday, July 3, 2011
The Holocaust Through Czech Children's Eyes
On view through Sun., Aug. 28, 2011
This exhibition is a collection of the best works of art from children's art competitions of the Terezin Memorial's Education Department in the Czech Republic. Its title indicates that the paintings are very special because the artists are young, 11-17 years old. As one views the particular paintings, it is seen that despite their youth, the children know exactly how to choose the subject to depict the theme of the Holocaust accurately, what color to use to express certain atmosphere and mood, and how to make the artwork more interesting. Although they are young, they try to look at the Holocaust events without averting their eyes.
The paintings of The Holocaust Through Czech Children's Eyes follow a line, and this line is like a narration to a very sad story. The story of lost childhood, lost toys, lost mothers and fathers, lost families, lost freedom - almost all of the tragedies are described here. Despite all the terror, one can visualize a small glimmer of hope hidden in the pictures, hope actually being the theme of the last painting.

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