First Friday: 'Faces' of the Holocaust exhibit on display at 5 Riverside

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - At 5 Riverside Towers, drawings by SUNY Broome students are on display.

The work is part of Associate Professor Patricia Evans' exhibition series called Faces, which each semester focuses on the faces of marginalized people.

Last Fall, her students drew historical figures connected to the Holocaust like Anne Frank and Elie Weisel.

The relatively inexperienced students researched their subjects and drew the images from photographs.

Evans says it's more meaningful when the artist develops a connection to the subject.

"Rather than just draw an apple, draw something that is going to make a difference.  So, drawing the faces of these marginalized people, and sharing it with our campus and now the local community has really made a difference," said Evans.

Each image is accompanied by a short description of the subject's story.

Friday's reception is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Evans will give an artist's talk at 7:00 p.m.

The exhibit will be up through April and the lobby is always open to members of the public who would like to see it.

The show at 5 Riverside is part of what Evans calls a triple play.

Drawings that her students made last Spring of suffragists will be on display at the Broome County Arts Council and Christ Church on Henry Street.

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