Local Impact of Holocaust Exhibit Is Topic of Oct. 7 Lecture at Stockton’s Manahawkin Site

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Contact:         Maryjane Briant
                        News and Media Relations Director
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
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Galloway, N.J. - Andrea Heymann, who co-curated “Drawing Against Oblivion,” an exhibition of internationally renowned artist Manfred Bockelmann’s portraits of children murdered in the Holocaust, will speak at Stockton University’s Manahawkin Instructional Site on Friday, Oct. 7 at noon.

This lecture provides insight into the powerful art exhibit, which is on display at the Stockton Art Gallery on the Galloway, N.J. main campus until Nov. 13, 2016.

After exhibits in Vienna and at the German parliament in Berlin, Stockton is the first site in the United States to show 34 extraordinary large-scale, charcoal-on-canvas drawings of children and teenagers murdered in the Holocaust.

Seven of those portraits, created especially for the Stockton exhibition, are of murdered siblings of South Jersey survivors. Heymann will provide an inside look at the project and its significance for this region.

This free event will be held at the Manahawkin Instructional Site, 712 E. Bay Ave. Light refreshments will be provided. Please call 609-626-3883 to RSVP.

For more information about classes and other activities at Stockton University’s Manahawkin Instructional Site, visit stockton.edu.manahawkin.