Siloam Springs, Ark. (October 31, 2005) - John Brown University will emulate the dark dreary feelings of the Holocaust in several themed events during the month of November.
The world famous exhibit, “The Sur-Rational Holocaust Paintings” by Fritz Hirschberger will be displayed in the Art building Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Tuesday, Nov. 22. Regular Art Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoons, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
The paintings, Hirschberger explains, embrace subjects from the Holocaust that are beyond rational explanation. Hirschberger, whose parents were both killed in the Holocaust, gleans most of the information used in his paintings from speaking with survivors and reading the history of the period.
JBU will also host Holocaust survivor Alexandra Goode in a chapel service on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 10:30 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Ozarks. The following week, on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m., illustrator Otto Pfannschmidt from Salmon Arm, British Columbia, will speak to students and the community at an open dialogue. The session will take place in room 112 of the Art building. Pfannschmidt will also speak in Assistant Art Professor Joel Armstrong’s illustration class on Thursday, Nov. 10.
John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked sixth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 1,900 students from 43 states and 40 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.