with Maria Kolodziej-Zincio
Artist Maria Kolodziej-Zincio will discuss her current exhibition “The Lost Holocaust-A Forgotten Odyssey” in the WAAM’s Solo Gallery.
This talk will take place prior to the opening reception for the exhibition from 4-6 PM.
The twenty piece photo encaustic documentary exhibit “The Lost Holocaust” portrays the journey of a young girl’s deportation from Eastern Poland in 1940 to a Siberian Labor Camp, her freedom and travels through Persia, across the Caspian Sea, then to Mexico and finally to resettlement in the United States to a farming community in upstate New York. It is a story the artist has heard all her life and wanted to capture it in art to give voice to the millions who have been forgotten through the seams of time.
No history books mention the plight of millions of Eastern Poles and Ukranians of all denominations who suffered under the Stalin regime. What started as a persistent and vivid haunting memory of stories has become an extended visual exploration into documentation in an art form. “The Lost Holocaust” takes the viewer into a world that evokes powerful emotions. We invite you to join the artist in honoring all the victims during this time in History (WWII) and to honor those who have gone through other perils of war and are still going through genocide today in this very troubled world.