Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females Tapestries and Sculpture by Linda Stein opening August 22

KENT, Ohio – The School of Art Collection and Galleries at Kent State University are pleased to announce a new exhibition, Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females Tapestries and Sculpture by Linda Stein.

The exhibit will be on view from August 22 to September 29 in the CVA Gallery, located in the Center for the Visual Arts, 325 Terrace Drive, Kent, Ohio. This show features 11 Heroic Tapestries, 20 Spoon-to-Shell box sculptures and one Protector sculpture. The tapestries depict women who risked or lost their lives during the Holocaust, including Anne Frank, alongside lesser-known women such as Noor lnayat Khan (a Muslim who sent radio signals to allies in Nazi-occupied France and was executed at Dachau). It also includes two videos, one featuring Gloria Steinem, Abigail Disney, Elizabeth Sackler, and the other features an interview by Linda Stein of Raymond Learsy, the son of one of the women featured in a heroic tapestry.

About Linda Stein

Linda Stein is a feminist artist, activist, educator, and writer. She is the Founding President of the non-profit Have Art: Will Travel! Inc (HAWT) for Courageous Kindness. She coined the expression The 4 B’s (Bully, Bullied, Bystander, Brave Upstander) as a teaching tool. “My goal as an artist,” Stein says, “is to use my gender-bending art to inspire Upstander behavior for peace, equality and diversity.” Stein’s Art Archives are at Smith College and the Linda Stein Art Education Collection is at Penn State University.

Please join us on September 8, 2023, from 12-1 p.m. for a lecture by the artist titled, How Art is a Catalyst for Gender Justice vs. Bullying and Oppression; A dance performance at 1 p.m. by Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance's associate professor of dance, Ambre Emory-Maier and students; and a reception from 1-2 p.m. in the Center for the Visual Arts lobby adjacent to the CVA Gallery. All events are free and open to the public.

This exhibit is presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council and the Kent State University College of the Arts, School of Multidisciplinary Social Sciences and Humanities, The Women’s Center, and the LGBTQ+ Center.

The CVA Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.,

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About the School of Art

The School of Art at Kent State University was established in 1941 and maintains a tradition of excellence in visual arts education, creation, scholarship, and leadership. Its undergraduate and graduate programs in the visual arts offer a range of directions and opportunities in the fields of art education, art history, and studio art, which includes a comprehensive array of studio disciplines: ceramics, drawing, glass, jewelry/metals/enameling, painting, print media and photography, sculpture and expanded media, and textiles. The School of Art Collection and Galleries consist of six exhibition spaces located on the Kent campus and downtown Kent and a collection of over 4,000 artworks and objects. The School of Art is located at the Center of the Visual Arts at 325 Terrace Dr. in Kent. The 27,900-square-foot facility — twice the length of a football field —had its grand opening in 2016 and houses all School of Art studios and classrooms under one roof.

Image Caption: Detail of Anne Frank 839, 2015, 55 x 59 x 2 inches, leather, archival pigment on canvas, fabric, metal, zippers


POSTED: Tuesday, August 8, 2023 01:06 PM
Updated: Tuesday, August 8, 2023 01:32 PM