RICHLAND — Akiva Kenny Segan’s reception and presentation of his Holocaust art exhibit is set for Oct. 15-31 at WSU Tri-Cities. Admission to all events is free and open to the public.
 
A reception with Segan will follow the unveiling on Oct. 15 at 5p.m.
 
The title of his work,”Wings of Memory: The Holocaust & Genocide Art
of Akiva Kenny Segan” will be on display in the Consolidated Information Center. The exhibit will be on display untill Oct. 31 and is part of the fall 2007 Liberal Arts Season.
 
The artwork is designed to increase awareness and sensitivity to the Jewish Holocaust by the Nazis, as well as more contemporary hate crimes, genocide and war.
 
“As in the World War II years, we face choices in our own communities on injustice around us,” Segan said. “We can speak out, or we can be silent. Don’t be silent. The Holocaust did not have to happen.”
 
Segan is an American Jewish artist living in Seattle. He studied in Poland in the mid-1980s. His interest in European Jewish and Christian interaction in European history led him in 1991 to begin a series of drawings created in traditional media: ink, colored pencil and gouache.
 
The WSU Tri-Cities art gallery is open Monday through Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information on art exhibits at WSU Tri-Cities, go to www.tricity.wsu.edu/artgallery.