Annual Holocaust-themed art exhibit presented at Geneseo Gallery

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Rutabaga workshop/art gallery at 108 N. State Street downtown, Geneseo will once again host an exhibit of artwork created by Quad Cities students as part of the Holocaust Memorial Visual Arts Display.

The exhibit (chosen from submissions from 71 area students in grades 6-12) is sponsored by the Quad Cities Yom Hashoah Committee and Quad City Arts. Most of the participating students were from the Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities and 6th graders from Orion, said Allan Ross of the QC Jewish Federation.

The Holocaust-themed art exhibit is on view starting today and can be viewed during normal gallery hours, Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An artists‘ reception and book signing will take place on April 3, from 2 to 4 p.m., and light refreshments will be served. Free for the public. That day, the gallery will also host a book signing written by Geneseo student Paige Swain and illustrated by Bettendorf student Gracie Krueger. Part of the “A Book By Me” series, the new book features an interview with a Holocaust survivor.

The Geneseo art exhibit — from the Meyer and Frances Shnurman visual art competition on the Holocaust — is scheduled to end April 3, then continue at the Moline Public Library from April 11-30.

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