Event Summary
Event Date : November 14, 2012 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Address : The School of Art, College of Arts and Humanities, Houston Baptist University, 7502 Fondren Road Houston, TX 77074-3298
Phone : 713-942-8000
Subject : Art Talk: Learn and Create Series: “Rubin’s Colors”
Detail : Holocaust Museum Houston’s “Next Generation” will host “Rubin’s Colors” at The School of Art at Houston Baptist University. Individuals are invited to create their own works of art using glass inspired by at the artistic collaboration of Holocaust survivor Rubin Samelson and artist Hans Molzberger. Growing up in Sosnowiec, Poland held fond memories for Samelson. It wasn’t until the German invasion in September 1939 that his peaceful existence was shattered. Samelson’s mother and younger sister, Felicia, were deported, and it was never discovered when and where they were murdered. His father was also sent to a camp but he managed to escape only to be captured by the Soviets who in turn exiled him to Siberia. Meanwhile, Samelson and his brother William were herded into the Wiesbaden ghetto, where they toiled in a glass factory. They worked in hot and grueling 12-hour shifts, during which their only sustenance was watery ersatz coffee. From here the two brothers were sent to labor in a munitions factory in Kolditz, Germany. It was here in Kolditz, that Rubin and William were liberated by American soldiers in April 1945. After liberation, Rubin and William were reunited with their father and together they sailed for America in January 1948. Samelson continued working with glass and is now a master glass blower and stained glass designer. In 2010, he first partnered with artist Hans Molzberger in creating a work of art, “The Window” for display in Molzberger’s exhibition, “Never Let it Rest!,” which was exhibited at Holocaust Museum Houston in April 2010. Samelson and Molzberger have continued to collaborate and have created several works together including, “Pleasure Island” and most recently, “Rubin’s Colors,” which is a multimedia piece using video, glass and metal to detail Samelson’s personal story of coming out of the darkness of the Holocaust. Holocaust Museum Houston’s Next Generation is a new group for young professionals age 21 to 39 dedicated to promoting inclusion among individuals through preserving the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides and cultivating awareness of these lessons in contemporary society. Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested. Tickets are $15 for Next Generation members and $20 for nonmembers. To RSVP online, visit http://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx. Please note: online registration is non-refundable.
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