“Heroes of the Holocaust” Exhibit for LI Tolerance Center
The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) will showcase a special exhibition by 3D pop artist Charles Fazzino entitled “The Heroes of the Holocaust,” in its museum from October 22 through December 8, 2017. HMTC is located on Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 12 noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
The exhibition will feature several new works, including “After the Darkness,” a limited edition release created exclusively for HMTC. In addition, four plexiglass sculptures, each celebrating a Holocaust Hero (Raoul Wallenberg, Irena Sendler, Oskar Schindler, and Alicia Appleman-Jurman), and an original painting celebrating more than thirty individuals who risked their lives to save countless Jews during World War II, will be on display. The exhibition will also include an exclusively curated selection of Charles Fazzino’s Judaic-themed artwork from the last twenty-five years.
“After the Darkness” will be unveiled on October 18th by Fazzino and the Consul General of Israel, Ambassador Dani Dayan, at HMTC’s 25th Annual Tribute Dinner, at Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation, 21 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY. All proceeds from the Tribute Dinner support HMTC’s Holocaust, anti-bias, tolerance and anti-bullying programming. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Deborah Lom at 516-571-8040 or [email protected]
“Heroes of the Holocaust” will be opened formally at a cocktail reception at HMTC on Sunday, October 22nd at 6pm. Charles Fazzino will be present and a special collection of poster prints, limited edition artwork, and originals will be made available for sale to benefit HMTC. The reception is free and open to the public but RSVP in advance is required. To RSVP contact Deborah Lom at (516) 571-8040 or [email protected].
“I am honored and humbled to have been asked by HMTC to put together this very special and important collection of artwork,” said Charles Fazzino. “Tackling a project of this magnitude and intensity was very difficult for me because of all the sadness associated with this horrific time period. My artwork tends to be bright, colorful, and uplifting. People say it makes them happy. But then I discovered all of these incredible people…everyday people who sacrificed their own lives and the lives of their family members to save others. Their stories are inspiring. I really felt that given the current political climate in our country, it’s even more important for people to remember what happened. And my mission is to document not only the thousands of heroic acts that took place, but also the hope and the resilience of the Jewish people. This exhibit celebrates the ability of the people of our world to survive a horror like the Holocaust and in the end, become even stronger and more full of hope and love than they were before.”
HMTC’s Chairman Steven Markowitz said, “We are honored to have an exhibition of Charles Fazzino’s magnificent creations with new work created exclusively for HMTC. His vision as an artist reveals stories of survival during the Holocaust as well as hope for a better future. We must apply the lessons we learn from this history, as reflected in his work, to continue our mission of educating children, adults, police officers, nurses, teachers and the entire community of what hate and intolerance can lead to.”
About Charles Fazzino:
Charles Fazzino — one of the most popular artists in the world — is most well-known for his unique, detailed, and vibrant three-dimensional style. His work is exhibited in hundreds of fine art galleries and museums in twenty different countries. He is an officially licensed artist of the National Football League and the Super Bowl (2000-present), Major League Baseball and the MLB All-Star Game (2003-present), and the US Olympic Team (2000 to present) .
He has also recently created official artwork for high profile events, including: the 2011 Centennial Celebration for the City of Fort Lauderdale, the President’s Challenge for President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, NASCAR Sprint Cup series, NHL All-Star Game, Belmont Stakes, Daytona 500, Indy 500, Andy Roddick Charity Gala, U.S. Tennis Foundation, CMA Awards, Grammy Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC’s “Today” Summer Concert Series, Rosie O’Donnell’s For All Kids Foundation and the President William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation, among many others. You can view more of Fazzino’s work at www.fazzino.com.
About the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County:
For over 25 years, HMTC has used the lessons of the Holocaust to teach about the dangers of antisemitism and intolerance if allowed to go unchallenged through education and community outreach. Each year HMTC provides tolerance, anti-bullying and Holocaust education to thousands of students, law enforcement officers, educators and the general public through educational workshops and a world-class museum.
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