1 2015

Hope: Artwork by Aithan Shapira

10:00AM - 5:00PM  

Florida Holocaust Museum 55 Fifth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 820-0100

Contact Erin Blankenship
(727) 820-0100 ext. 271

In the exhibition focusing on artist Aithan Shapira's works on contemporary notions of hope, he has created a universal symbol from an abandoned life preserver -- one cut from discarded cardboard, another painted in a fox trap, and hundreds made of concrete.

Shapira's reconfigured visual metaphors display the life preserver as an emblem of our capacity as citizens to reach out and instill hope in each others. "It's the poetry of human potential. For a life preserver to work, it requires two people -- one drowning and another to throw the ring. Catching the preserver is not enough, a survivor much be pulled to safety."

Museum admission: Adults: $16, Seniors: $14, College students: $10, Students under 18: $8