ARTifacts 4/6/12

Friday, April 6, 2012

Holocaust survivor speaks at Southeast

Ben Fainer, a Holocaust survivor, will be the guest speaker Wednesday as Southeast Missouri State University commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day. His presentation is from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to all Southeast students, faculty and staff, and the community. After Nazi Germany invaded Poland in 1939, Fainer and his father were separated from other family members and were taken to forced labor camps. Fainer survived the atrocities of several concentration camps, including Blechhammer (a subcamp of Auschwitz III), Buchenwald, Grossrosen and Flossenberg. Toward the end of the war, he was coerced into participating in a death march with thousands of other prisoners through Germany. He was liberated by American troops in Bavaria, Germany, on April 23, 1945. Fainer's mother and siblings were murdered in Auschwitz.

Dogwood-Azalea art show to be held

CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The Charleston Society for the Arts is sponsoring the second annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival Juried Art Show April 20 to 22. The exhibit is open to any artist working in two- or three-dimensional media. Each artist may enter up to three pieces. All submitted work must be dry and ready for hanging with attached labels containing information about the piece. Submissions may be dropped off at the Charleston Scout Cabin, at the corner of Cypress and Stark streets from noon to 4 p.m. April 13 or from 10 a.m. to noon April 14. There is a nonrefundable entry fee of $10 per piece or $25 for three pieces. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. April 19. Prizes in painting, works on paper, photography, 3-D art and best of show will be awarded at 4 p.m. April 22. For more information or an application form, email, visit or call 573-233-5363.

TV film to trace Mo.'s conservation history

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The premiere of the Missouri Department of Conservation's 75th anniversary documentary, "The Promise Continues," will begin airing on television stations statewide April 14. In Cape Girardeau, the documentary can be seen at noon that day on KFVS12. The half-hour special traces Missouri's groundbreaking conservation movement from the formation of the Restoration and Conservation Federation of Missouri on Sept. 10, 1935, through the rebuilding of the state's forests and restoration of wildlife from deer and turkey to bald eagles. Archival photographs, sound recordings and film footage help tell the story of how people and the agency they created turned Missouri into a great place to hunt, fish, hike and enjoy nature.

-- From staff reports

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