Exhibit features selections from the annual Elie Wiesel Visual Arts Competition for Students

by | May 2, 2014 | What’s Happening

May 19–June 6
Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 20, 5–7 pm, ODU Virginia Beach

Judges for the 12th annual Elie Wiesel Visual Arts Competition for students say the level of artistry and complexity of thought they found in student entries this year astounded them.

Examining and evaluating the hundreds of entries that were submitted to the contest’s presenter, the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, proved challenging. Eventually, the judges—all area artists—chose winners, honorable mentions and additional pieces they felt would make a compelling exhibit in the upcoming show.

Dozens of pieces will be displayed in the Atrium of the Old Dominion University Virginia Beach campus, 1881 University Dr., Virginia Beach. The reception, and the show, is free and open to the public. There will be special guest parking in Lot 3.

For more than 25 years, the Holocaust Commission says it has sponsored invaluable programs that celebrate the power of the human spirit and encourage morality and justice.

This competition encourages today’s youth to explore the lessons of the Holocaust through art, and then apply these lessons to the moral decisions they make each day.

For more information about the Holocaust Commission, its mission, programs, and educational resources, and to see and read winning entries in both the 2014 Elie Wiesel Visual Arts and Writing Competitions, visit www.holocaustcommission.org.

by Laine Mednick Rutherford