In support of the exhibit “Broken: A Holocaust History in fused Glass”, artist Frances Elson takes visitors through the gallery to share stories.
The Museum of Ventura County is privileged to host an Artist Talk and Presentation in the Community Gallery with Frances Elson on Friday, April 12 from 6 – 8 p.m. The reception will take place from 6-6:30 p.m., followed by a multi-media presentation in the Martin V. And Martha K. Smith Pavilion. Admission is $5 for Museum members, $10 for nonmembers.
Broken: A Holocaust History in Fused Glass is on display March 2 – April 27, 2019 at the Museum of Ventura County in the Community Gallery. “My parents’ stories were incubating in my soul”, explains artist Frances Elson. The desire to frame her parents’ experience in the Holocaust and their family’s displacement in numerous immigration camps as lessons for others mended perfectly with the artistic medium of fused glass.
The exhibit consists of six beautifully detailed and touching glass panels, as well as a book of poetry by Frances Elson’s sister, a memoir to her great-uncle, a compilation of Cantorial and Yiddish music, and much more. “My hope is that through sharing this project, I can share the legacy of my parents and express the fragility of our freedoms through the fragility and great strength of fused glass”, artist Frances Elson expressed.
“Fran Elson’s powerful tribute to her family will be shared in a compelling and affirming Gallery tour and presentation”, explains Denise Sindelar, Programs Director at the Museum of Ventura County. “It is an opportunity to reflect on the fleeting nature of liberty from someone’s firsthand experience of loss and survival.”
Broken is on display through April 27th, 2019.