Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021 8:00 PM
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta on Zoom
The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta welcomes American abstract visual artist and author Mindy Weisel for a discussion with Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat of her book, “After: The Obligation of Beauty,” on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 8 PM (EST).
This program is presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium.
Tickets options are as follows:
-Admit one for $11 (does not include a copy of the book); or
-Admit one for $31 (includes a hardcover copy of “After.” Price covers shipping.) All books will be shipped after the event.
About the Book
This compelling and candid memoir by Mindy Weisel, an internationally acclaimed artist and author and cousin to famed author and Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel, traces her search for beauty in her life, which began as a child born in the Bergen-Belsen Displaced Person’s Camp to parents who had survived the Auschwitz concentration camp. Hers is a courageous and honest portrait of her struggle to understand the legacy she was born into. Her successful journey in becoming an artist with her own voice, and an unshakable will to live with beauty, is most inspiring. “After: The Obligation of Beauty” immerses the reader in Mindy’s astonishing body of paintings that explore the subtleties of color as a means in expressing emotion. The process of creating art not only became an antidote to the pain and suffering she witnessed and felt, but it also became an “obligation” for finding joy and love in the face of pain.
About the Author
Mindy Weisel, an internationally renowned artist, author and speaker, was elected into the Smithsonian Archives of American Artists in 2000. Her works are in the permanent collections of the National Museum of American Art, Oxford University and the Israel Museum, among many other public and private collections. Weisel lived and worked, for over forty years, in Washington, D.C. and now resides in Jerusalem with her husband. She is a cousin to famed author and Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel.