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Featured artist to give talk at Art Center

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Wojtek Sawa, the artist featured recently in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune for his installation at the Florida Holocaust Museum, "The Wall Speaks," will give a talk about his participatory exhibition on March 12 at Art Center Sarasota.

Sawa works at home on the photographic panels included in his exhibition. He traveled across the U.S. and to Poland to interview the subject of the exhibition. / (Staff photo: Rachel S. O'Hara)

Sawa works at home on the photographic panels included in his exhibition. He traveled across the U.S. and to Poland to interview the subject of the exhibition. / (Staff photo: Rachel S. O'Hara)

Sawa, a native of Poland will present slides, video clips and photos from the exhibit, which is dedicated to the Polish teens and children who survived WWII and to "those today, no matter what ethnicity, religion or color, whose voices are unheard and who suffer at being treated as less than fully human," according to the artist.

Visitors fill the second floor room at the Florida Holocaust Museum on opening night to view "The Wall Speaks." Many left their own messages behind on the wall's bricks. / (HT photo by Rachel S. O'Hara)

Visitors fill the second floor room at the Florida Holocaust Museum on opening night to view "The Wall Speaks." Many left their own messages behind on the wall's bricks. / (HT photo by Rachel S. O'Hara)

Sawa, whose interactive installations have been exhibited in museums and art venues in Europe and the U.S., will also address Polish-Jewish relations in the wake of a renaissance of Polish-Jewish dialogue prompted by the building of Polin, the world's largest museum of Jewish history in Warsaw and the Oscar-winning film, Ida.

The talk begins at 3 p.m. in Gallery Two at Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail. A suggested donation of $10 will go to help the exhibition travel to other museums around the world.

"The Wall Speaks" remains at the Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 5th St. S. in St. Petersburg, through April 29.

 

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