Kristallnacht – Night of the Crystal Death is a portfolio of ten works – published in North Carolina by Littleton Studios in Spruce Pine – that confront the horror of a nationwide pogrom against German Jews that took place on the night of November 9, 1938. This important and challenging group of works provided artist Erwin Eisch with an opportunity to confront a horror from his homeland’s past. Eisch, who has childhood memories of Kristallnacht, hails from the Eastern Bavarian village of Frauneau, famed for its glass blowing and cutting. Eisch’s medium is also glass, and he has created his Kristallnacht portfolio as a means to “relieve some of the clinging shame that weighs down upon us Germans, and to bring courage to all those who oppose hate and violence and the destruction of the environment, today and forever.”
This powerful exhibit will be on display at the FGCU Arts Complex from November 7 – 21, 2013.
Gallery Hours are Monday - Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm