A timely topic explored through art

There is still time to catch “Kristallnacht,” a thoughtful exhibition that continues through Dec. 17 at SK Art Gallery in White Plains.

The exhibition, as press materials share, has been created “to make witness to hatred and to ensure it never happens again.”

Here’s how curator Barbara Galazzo has further described the exhibition:

“Kristallnacht, meaning the ‘Night of Broken Glass’ occurred in Germany in 1938 on Nov. 9th & 10th.  Today across the globe, we see global, rampant outbursts of hate and fear toward our fellow humans. Values of freedom, love and compassion towards our neighbors in need are being surpassed by oppression of race, social cast, ethnicity, gender and religion.  This exhibit asks us to be vigilant and stand up against oppression and hatred of any kind.

“Kristallnacht owes its name to the shards of shattered glass that lined German streets in the wake of the Nazis supporters who had torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses destroyed during the violence. It also marked the turning point from Jewish oppression by the Nazis to the violence and destruction of the Jewish European population. We remember Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass as a remembrance to stand up for what is good and morally right for everyone to live in a world of Love.”

Galazzo further notes that “several of the artists were chosen for their works specifically portraying the Jewish faith or representing the oppression of the Holocaust.”

“Kristallnacht” continues through Dec. 17 at SK Art Gallery, at 122 Westmoreland Ave. in White Plains.

For more, visit SKartGalleryNY.com.

– Mary Shustack

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