The exhibit combines 45 of Judith Weinshall Libermans painted textiles with portraits and stories from photographer Herb Aschermans 50 Faces. I wanted the reality of what they were, says Ascherman of his 1986 work, which documents more than four dozen area Holocaust survivors, POWs, and concentration-camp liberators.
If some of Aschermans pieces and subjects seem distant, thats the point, he says. I avoided getting into their space. They werent lit to be beautiful. We would ask for anecdotes and handwritten comments. Many broke down. For some, it was the first time they ever talked about their experience.
Tuesdays-Fridays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: Dec. 22. Continues through Feb. 18