Mosaics in the Media

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Jersey Arts Gaelen Gallery March 2023

Speaking Out Through Art

In the days leading up to Purim – the holiday during which Jews rejoice, don costumes and perform skits, eat triangular cookies filled with jam, and thank Queen Esther for saving them from persecution – Michigan’s attorney general announced she had been targeted in a threat to kill Jewish members of state government.

Violins of Hope Date Fall 2023

From Darkness to Light, created by Susan Ribnick

What started off as a small, local response to the Tree of Life tragedy has grown into a traveling exhibit that includes 40 artists from around the country and the world. Our mission was originally to show solidarity with the families of the three congregations and the Pittsburgh Jewish community. Our mission has grown to call attention to and to educate through art, people of all ages about the pervasive problems of anti-semitism, bigotry and gun violence in this country.

Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle to Seton Hill University 2022

“From Darkness to Light” seeks to battle antisemitism and hate with art

When Susan Ribnick learned of the massacre at the Tree of Life building on Oct. 27, 2018, she felt compelled to act.

The mosaic artist and president of Austin Mosaic Guild in Austin, Texas, said she was horrified watching images of the tragedy on CNN.

Classrooms Without Borders October 2023

From Darkness To Light: Mosaics Inspired By Tragedy

Presented by Rodef Shalom Congregation in collaboration with Violins of Hope, this exhibit features mosaics from artists around the world created in response to the October 2018 attack on three Pittsburgh congregations. Through their pieces, these artists tackle themes ranging from antisemitism and injustice, to hope, resilience, and peace.

Violins of Hope Date Fall 2023

Art exhibits highlight Jewish resilience against adversity

The Kaufman Interfaith Institute is hosting the “Remembrance in Action Art Exhibition,” which features two exhibitions at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences that focus on antisemitism in the past and present.

Kyle Kooyers, associate director of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute, said he noticed strong emotional reactions from people viewing the exhibition.

Michigan State University Lansing City Pulse December 2022

Mosaic exhibit remembers 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Pittsburgh rattled the nation. The attack, among the deadliest against the Jewish community in the history of the United States, left 11 dead and six wounded.

In remembrance, artists across the United States and abroad banded together to create the traveling...

Pittsburgh Union Progress Sept. 2023

Eradicate Hate Global Summit wraps up with sharing and connecting of solutions

Those gathered in Pittsburgh for this week’s Eradicate Hate Global Summit talked about recent record numbers of incidents of hate speech and actions and crimes, but the summit wrapped up Friday by focusing on all the positive efforts to prevent, mitigate and otherwise react to that — by governments, private entities and law enforcement groups that are striving to work together.

Art Center of Battle Creek 2022

From Darkness To Light: Mosaics Inspired By Tragedy

The Art Center of Battle Creek was honored to host this exhibit in fall 2022. Along with an exhibit booklet, the Tree of Life Synagogue provided a recording of a previous reception for “From Darkness to Light: Mosaics Inspired by Tragedy” held at the Skirball Museum of Hebrew Union College. Michigan State University Library and Grand Valley State University's Kaufman Interfaith Institute will the display...

Seton Hill August 2022

Seton Hill to Host “From Darkness to Light,” an Exhibition of Mosaics Inspired by the Tree of Life Tragedy Aug. 29 to Sept. 30

Pittsburgh rattled the nation. The attack, among the deadliest against the Jewish community in the history of the United States, left 11 dead and six wounded.