may, 2019

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02may(may 2)6:00 pm13jul(jul 13)8:30 pmINTOLERANCE: Tales of Loss, Survival and Perseverance

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INTOLERANCE: Tales of Loss, Survival and Perseverance
May 2 – July 13, 2019
 
Opening and artist reception on Thursday, May 2, 6-8:30 pm
Regular gallery hours, Wednesday through Friday 1-5 pm, Saturdays, 1-4pm, First and Third Fridays, 5-8 pm.
 
     (Denver) As artist and gallery owner Niza Knoll watched the march of Neo-Nazis on Charlottesville, North Carolina in August of 2017, she became alarmed. As a descendent of family members who were lost to the holocaust and whose father escaped and survived, she was physically shaken that some 80 years later in the United States of America, the same rhetoric of intolerance that started a genocide was in full display. The event conjured images of concentration camps, immigration quotas and families seeking asylum; thoughts of innocent people who were killed because they were considered animals and “undesirable”, but had no place to go. And of the story, written by her father, of an incident with his scouting group just before the occupation of Austria by the Germans. As an artist, she poured those anxieties into her artwork and invited other, like-minded artist to reflect on the same theme. The exhibit INTOLERANCE: Tales of Loss, Survival and Perseverance runs May 2 through July 13, 2019 at 915 Santa Fe Drive with an opening and artist reception on Thursday, May 2, 6-8:30 pm. The show will also be on view during regular gallery hours, Wednesday through Friday 1-5 pm, Saturdays, 1-4pm, First and Third Fridays, 5-8 pm.
 
      In March of 1938, at 18 years old, Niza Knoll’s father Fred Knoll escaped Vienna, Austria with a group of other youths in a secret exodus to Israel. His mother (his father had died before this time), grandmother and uncles were transported to Auschwitz concentration camp where they were all killed. Both of his siblings survived—Niza’s Aunt Lili who migrated to Brooklyn, NY in 1940 at age 17, just barely escaping, and his and older brother Otto, who had migrated to Israel in the early 1930’s. Niza’s father recounts his personal story of an incident with his scouting group and a Nazi parade, in a written essay called “The Flags” that will be displayed, along with other written reflections of loss, survival and perseverance.
 
     The exhibit features artwork in a variety of mediums by, Penney Bidwell, Dennis Dalton Jerry DeLaCruz, Nancy Enyart, Michael Gadlin, Niza Knoll, Gayla Lemke, Charles Luna, Aliki McCain and Sheary Clough Suiter.
 
     In 2009 Niza Knoll Gallery opened in the Art District on Santa Fe at 915 Santa Fe drive. The gallery specializes in intriguing conceptual exhibits, hosts first and third Friday events, monthly salons, private concerts and guest speakers. Past exhibits have included unusual artist pairings, outsider art, collaborative work, thought provoking thematic exhibits of artists using non-traditional media. Through a partnership with Kingman Winery the space serves a tasting room for their fine Colorado wines and is proud to offer their wine for sale during art walks and other special events. Visit www.nizaknollgallery.com for more information. 

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May 2 (Thursday) 6:00 pm - July 13 (Saturday) 8:30 pm

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