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April 21, 1995 - Image 91

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-04-21

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NOT YOUR ORDINARY

have to educate as much as run
our businesses." Quite often, that
means discussing the various
Jewish traditions with Jewish
and gentile buyers.
Each year, Mrs. Nelson packs
up her special Judaica pieces and
heads to art shows around the
country. Later this year, she'll
bring her Judaica works to the
national conferences for Ortho-
dox, Conservative and Reform
Jews. Regardless of denomina-
tion, Mrs. Nelson said, there is
an universal appreciation for Ju-
daica.
Perhaps that means plenty of
heirlooms to be handed down
from generation to generation.

Photojournalist
Captures Bosnia

As a photojournalist, Edward
Serotta spent the years leading
up to — and following — the
demise of the Iron Curtain fo-
cusing his camera on the lives of
people living in the former Yu-
goslavia and other Central Eu-
ropean countries. When the Jews
he had photographed, and made
friends with, asked him to revis-
it war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina,
he witnessed what had never
happened before: For the first
time during a modern European
war, the Jewish community is
saving, rescuing and protecting
its neighbors, regardless of their
ethnicity, however possible.
These photographs are the fo-
cus of the travelling exhibition,
"Survival in Sarajevo: How a
Jewish Community Came to the
Aid of Its City," on display at
Spertus Museum, 618 South
Michigan Avenue, beginning
Sunday, April 9. The exhibition
runs through Sunday, Aug. 6.
Mr. Serotta's photographs are
the product of the 31 days spent
capturing Jewish life during the
Serbian siege of the Bosnian cap-
ital. The expedition itself was
spurred by a desire to observe the
surge of nationalism with its im-
ages of "ethnic cleansing" over-
running Bosnia-Herzegovina's
untraveled round to democracy.
Mr. Serottas was born in Sa-
vannah, Georgia, in 1949, and
works as a freelance photogra-
pher and writer. Presently, Mr.
Serotta lives in Berlin, where he
organizes the Central Europe
Center for Research and Docu-
mentation.

Summer Camp
For Creativity

A Visual and Performing Arts
Camp will be held at the Corn-
munity House during the sum-
mer for children ages 6 to 14.
This program will integrate
the visual and the performing
arts including art, music, dance,

theater, and drama. Campers
will have hands-on opportunities
to write their own music, lyrics
and scripts, to choreograph
dances, and to design and con-
struct costumes and stage sets.
Cooperation between age groups
in exploring their ideas will re-
sult in an original, final perfor-
mance which will include all
campers.
Field trips and visits from pro-
fessionals in the arts will round
out the experience.
Campers are not required to
have any previous experience in
any of the arts.
The camp will take place at
The Community House week-
days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There
will be two sessions: June 26 -
July 14 (omit July 4); July 24 -
Aug. 11. Additional supervision
for campers before and after reg-
ular camp hours is available.
To register, contact the Pro-
gram Department at the Com-
munity House located, 380 South
Bates Street in downtown Birm-
ingham, (810) 644-5832.

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Wayne State University's College
of Fine, Performing and Com-
munication Arts, Hudson's, and
other area funders are working
together to show how the arts
positively affect children's edu-
cation. Hudson's has initiated the
Arts Education and Community
partnership in Detroit, a program
to strengthen education through
the arts in partnership with the
Detroit Public Schools.
This project is an outgrowth of
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process which Hudson's began
nearly two years ago with Art,sVi-
sion, a consulting group from
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program is overall school im-
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project will directly impact a stu-
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pects of everyday life and learn-
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Wayne State University's
College of Fine, Performing
and Communication Arts will
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sources in order to facilitate a
comprehensive five-year imple-
mentation for the creation of arts-
intensive curriculum.
To help fund the program,
Wayne State University has thus
far received initial grants of
$80,000 from Hudson's and
$5,000 from the Earl Beth Foun-
dation. Grants are also being
sought from other area funders.
For information about the Arts

ARTS EDUCATION page 92

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