Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Awareness - Education - Inspiration

Color of Memory Opening Reception

April 3, 2019
Location: J Gallery Shalom Austin | 7300 Hart Lane Austin, TX 78731
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Color of Memory: Art by Two Daughters of the Holocaust

The J Gallery of Shalom Austin is proud to present “Color of Memory: Art by Two Daughters of the Holocaust” from April 2nd through May 20th. This unique exhibit consists of the work of two accomplished artists, Veronique Jonas and Julie Meetal, whose paintings embody the searing effect of the Holocaust on their families and on the Jewish people of Europe during World War II.

Jonas’ paintings poetically envision the experience of her family and the Jewish community on the Greek island of Rhodes, while Meetal's reflect the Holocaust stories of her Hungarian parents and the larger fate of European Jews. Jonas paints with a heightened realism to depict the buildings of the Jewish quarter of Rhodes; Meetal paints imaginatively, creating a dream-like nexus of figures, symbols and saturated color. Through their eyes, viewers can understand the Holocaust, not just as history but as the story of real families and specific individuals.

Although both artists live in the Dallas area, they created their work independently of each other. While participating in an exhibition in Israel, they found each other engaged in the same mission and joined to create “Color of Memory.”

The artists will present remarks at the opening reception on Wednesday, April 3rd, 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Light refreshments will be provided. For more background information on the exhibit, visit www.colorofmemory.com